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Buhr Surname Meaning

German: variant of Bauer or Bur both meaning ‘peasant’ or ‘neighbor fellow citizen’. Germanized form of Sorbian Bur: status name for a peasant from bur ‘peasant’ a word of German origin (see Bauer compare 1 above). Germanized form of Sorbian Bór (see Bor ). Compare Bohr .

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

Similar surnames: Bur, Puhr, Burr, Uhr, Buhs, Buer, Behr, Muhr, Baur, Bihm

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Where is the Buhr family from?

You can see how Buhr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buhr family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Buhr families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 2 Buhr families living in Lancashire. This was about 67% of all the recorded Buhr's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Buhr families in 1891.
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What did your Buhr ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Buhr. 100% of Buhr women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Buhr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buhr 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Buhr. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Buhr. For the veterans among your Buhr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buhr lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Buhr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Buhr in 1943 was 23, and 66 in 2004.

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