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Bourg Family History

Bourg Surname Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived in a town as opposed to one who lived in a village from Middle French bourg (Old French burc) ‘fortified town’ or a habitational name from (Le) Bourg the name of several places in various parts of France. Compare Bourke Bourque Burk and Burke .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Bour, Bourget, Bouie, Bury, Berg, Boire, Burg, Barg, Gourd, Borg

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Where is the Bourg family from?

You can see how Bourg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bourg family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bourg families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 6 Bourg families living in Durham. This was 100% of all the recorded Bourg's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Bourg families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bourg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bourg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bourg. 23% of Bourg men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Bourg women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bourg were Farmer and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Fisherman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Farmer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    14%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Bourg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bourg census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bourg. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Bourg. For the veterans among your Bourg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bourg lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Bourg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bourg in 1955 was 42, and 71 in 2004.

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