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Bouras Name Meaning

Greek: variant of Booras. Southern French and Catalan (Bourras): from Occitan bourras, Catalan bourràs ‘frieze’, a type of coarse reddish brown woolen cloth with long hairs (Late Latin burra ‘coarse untreated wool’), applied as a nickname for someone who habitually wore brown or a metonymic occupational name for a worker in the wool trade.

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


Similar surnames: Buras, Boulay, Bour, Borras, Bourns, Ours, Bras, Buros, Doukas, Bourg

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Where is the Bouras family from?

You can see how Bouras families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bouras family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Bouras families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Bouras families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Bouras's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bouras families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bouras surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bouras ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Cook was the top reported job for people in the US named Bouras. 36% of Bouras men worked as a Cook.

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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

  • Cook
    36%
  • Proprietor
    24%
  • Waiter
    18%
  • Mill Worker
    12%
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Census Records

There are 911 census records available for the last name Bouras. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bouras 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 744 immigration records available for the last name Bouras. 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 259 military records available for the last name Bouras. For the veterans among your Bouras ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bouras lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Bouras life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bouras in 1964 was 79, and 92 in 2004.

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