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Bourdo Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of French Bourdot, a nickname for a habitual liar, from Old French borde ‘tall story’, Old Occitan bourde ‘fib’, ‘untruth’.

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


Similar surnames: Bourdon, Burdo, Gourd, Bour, Bourg, Buro, Bouras, Louro, Bodo, Ourso

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Where is the Bourdo family from?

You can see how Bourdo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bourdo family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Bourdo families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Bourdo family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Bourdo's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bourdo families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bourdo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bourdo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bourdo. 40% of Bourdo men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Bourdo women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bourdo were Press Operator 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
    40%
  • Laborer
    35%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Press Operator
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Housework
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bourdo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bourdo 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 87 immigration records available for the last name Bourdo. 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 291 military records available for the last name Bourdo. For the veterans among your Bourdo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bourdo lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Bourdo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Bourdo in 1957 was 62, and 77 in 2004.

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