Bur Name Meaning

Swiss and North German variant of Bauer. French: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with bur ‘dwelling’, ‘settlement’. Czech: topographic name, from bur ‘pine wood’. Czech: descriptive nickname from burý ‘dark’.

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

Similar surnames: Bury, Burr, Bar, Burg, Burk, Buer, Buri, Burt, Tur, Buhr

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Bur Family Origin

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Bur Family Occupations

What did your Bur ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bur occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 25% of Bur's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Bur family was Greenwich Pensioner. Carpenter, Coffee Shop Keeper and Dairymanager were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bur.

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  • Carpenter

  • Coffee Shop Keeper

  • Dairymanager

  • Greenwich Pensioner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bur ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bur Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Bur. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bur 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bur. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Bur. For the veterans among your Bur ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bur Life Expectancy

What is the average Bur lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Bur life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Bur in 1952 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bur ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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