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

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  • Laborer

    52%
  • Rice Planter

    17%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Planter

    7%

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

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Between 1948 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Buras

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