Burge Family History

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Burge Name Meaning

English (chiefly Somerset and Dorset): variant of Bridge, Old English brycg, with metathesis of u and r, as exemplified in several place names of this origin in various parts of southern England. German (Bürge): from Middle High German bürge ‘bailsman’, ‘guarantor’. In some cases maybe an altered spelling of Swiss Bürgi (see Burgi).

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

Similar surnames: Bugge, Burg, Burger, Berge, Burdge, Burke, Burgy, Barge, Buege, Bunge

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Burge Family Origin

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Burge Family Occupations

What did your Burge ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Burge. 13% of Burge men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Burge women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burge were Builders Labourer and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Bricklayer
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Burge Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 97,000 census records available for the last name Burge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burge 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Burge. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Burge. For the veterans among your Burge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burge Life Expectancy

What is the average Burge lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Burge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Burge in 1944 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

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