Bourdon Family History

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Bourdon Name Meaning

French: from Old French bourdon, a word with several meanings, from any or each of which the surname could have arisen: ‘pilgrim’s staff’, as a nickname for a pilgrim; ‘bumblebee’, as a nickname for someone thought to resemble the insect in some way; and ‘bagpipes’, as a metonymic occupational name for a piper or pipe-maker.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Bordon, Burden, Bouton, Bourbon, Bourdo, Burdin, Cordon, Bourgoin

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Bourdon Family Origin

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Bourdon Family Occupations

What did your Bourdon ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Baker, Boarding House Keeper and General Provision Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bourdon. A less common occupation for the Bourdon family was Governess. The most common Bourdon occupation in the UK was Baker. 10% of Bourdon's were Bakers.

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  • Baker

  • Boarding House Keeper

  • General Provision Dealer

  • Governess


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Bourdon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Bourdon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bourdon census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bourdon. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bourdon. For the veterans among your Bourdon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bourdon Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Bourdon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bourdon in 1948 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

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