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

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  • Carpenter

    25%
  • Coffee Shop Keeper

    25%
  • Dairymanager

    25%
  • Greenwich Pensioner

    25%

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

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Bur Historical Records

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Bur Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bur

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