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Bourdon Name Meaning

French:: nickname from Old French bourdon a word with several meanings from any or each of which the surname could have arisen: ‘pilgrim's staff’ denoting a pilgrim; ‘bumblebee’ denoting someone thought to resemble the insect in some way; and ‘bagpipes’ denoting a piper or pipe-maker. It is also found in England as a surname of Huguenot origin (compare Burden ). habitational name from (Le) Bourdon the name of several places in various parts of France.

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

Similar surnames: Bordon, Burden, Bouton, Bourbon, Bourdo, Burdin, Cordon, Bourgoin

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Where is the Bourdon family from?

You can see how Bourdon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bourdon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bourdon families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 710 Bourdon families living in Quebec. This was about 88% of all the recorded Bourdon's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Bourdon families in 1911.
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What did your Bourdon ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Cultivateur were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Bourdon. 20% of Bourdon men worked as a Cultivateur and 14% of Bourdon women worked as a Cultivateur. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bourdon were Laborer and Mnagre. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Cultivateur
  • Journalier
  • Farmer
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Cultivateur
  • Operatrice
  • Modiste
  • Mnagre
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There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Bourdon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bourdon 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bourdon. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bourdon. For the veterans among your Bourdon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bourdon lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Bourdon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bourdon in 1948 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

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