Bursch Family History

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Bursch Name Meaning

German: from a byname meaning ‘young man’, from Middle High German burse, originally denoting a student fraternity at a medieval university (from Late Latin bursa ‘purse’, i.e. a cash fund from which the students supported themselves), and later also other male societies, such as soldiers’ or craftsmen’s guilds. Eventually the term Bursch(e) came to denote an individual member rather than the institution, and was pluralized as Burschen.

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

Similar surnames: Mursch, Burch, Barsch, Busch, Burich, Fersch, Kirsch, Dusch, Mersch

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Bursch Family Origin

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Bursch Family Occupations

What did your Bursch ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter On Government Contract and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bursch. 25% of Bursch men worked as a Carpenter On Government Contract

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Carpenter On Government Contract
  • Furniture Renovals (heavy) Foreman Driver
  • General Labourer (malster) Heavy Lorry Driver
  • Leather Goods Maker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Bursch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bursch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bursch 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 794 immigration records available for the last name Bursch. 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 624 military records available for the last name Bursch. For the veterans among your Bursch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bursch Life Expectancy

What is the average Bursch lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Bursch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Bursch in 1964 was 85, and 74 in 2004.

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