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Bourque Surname Meaning

French (mainly Doubs): variant of Bourg and in North America (also) an altered form of this.

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


Similar surnames: Busque, Bosque, Bourcier, Bourdage, Bousquet, Bouquet, Burse, Burkle

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Where is the Bourque family from?

You can see how Bourque families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bourque family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Bourque families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1861 there was 1 Bourque family living in Renfrewshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Bourque's in Scotland. Renfrewshire had the highest population of Bourque families in 1861.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bourque surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bourque ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bourque. 14% of Bourque men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Bourque women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bourque were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    14%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Housework
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Bourque. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bourque 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bourque. 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 Bourque. For the veterans among your Bourque ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bourque lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Bourque life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1949. The average life expectancy for Bourque in 1948 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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