Buras Family History

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Buras Name Meaning

Variant of French Bura(t), from Old French b(o)ure ‘frieze’, a type of coarse woolen cloth, and hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of such cloth. Norwegian (Burås): habitational name from a farm named Burås, from bu ‘booth’, ‘temporary dwelling’ (from Old Norse búð) + ås ‘hill’. Polish: nickname from bury ‘dark, brownish gray’, probably denoting hair or eye color.

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


Similar surnames: Burak, Bouras, Kuras, Bras, Burns, Bureau, Bordas, Buren, Burgy

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Buras Family Origin

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Buras Family Occupations

What did your Buras ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Rice Planter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buras. A less common occupation for the Buras family was Planter. The most common Buras occupation in the USA was Laborer. 52% of Buras's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    52%
  • Rice Planter

    17%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Planter

    7%

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Buras Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Buras. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buras 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Buras. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Buras. For the veterans among your Buras ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Buras Life Expectancy

What is the average Buras lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Buras life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Buras in 1948 was 44, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Buras 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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