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Boerger Name Meaning

North German (Börger):: status name for a freeman of a borough especially one who was a member of its governing council (see Burger ). in some cases a habitational name from a place called Börger near the hills of Hümmling (Lower Saxony).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Borger, Burger, Berger, Buerger, Boenker, Berner, Berge, Birger

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Where is the Boerger family from?

You can see how Boerger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boerger family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Boerger families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Boerger families living in New Brunswick. This was about 64% of all the recorded Boerger's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Boerger families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boerger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boerger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Boerger. 36% of Boerger men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Boerger women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boerger were Truck Driver and Housework. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Boerger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boerger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 377 immigration records available for the last name Boerger. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 624 military records available for the last name Boerger. For the veterans among your Boerger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boerger lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Boerger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Boerger in 1956 was 53, and 83 in 2004.

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