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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

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  • Baker

    10%
  • Boarding House Keeper

    10%
  • General Provision Dealer

    10%
  • Governess

    10%

In 1881, the most common Bourdon occupation in the UK was Baker. 10% of Bourdon's were Bakers. 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.

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