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Bur Surname Meaning

Swiss German and North German: variant of Bauer ‘peasant’ or ‘neighbor fellow citizen’. French: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with bur ‘dwelling settlement’. Slovak (Búr): unexplained.

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

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

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Where is the Bur family from?

You can see how Bur families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bur family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bur families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 66 Bur families living in Devon. This was about 33% of all the recorded Bur's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Bur families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bur surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bur ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Bur. 83% of Bur 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
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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