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Bourgeois Name Meaning

French: from bourgeois ‘burgher’ (from Old French burgeis from burc ‘fortified town’) a status name for an inhabitant and (usually) freeman of a fortified town (see Bourg ). Compare Lebourgeois and also Boss Burgess and Bushway .

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

Similar surnames: Burgess, Burger, Lebourgeois, Bourgoin, Bourget, Bourdon, Surgeon

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Where is the Bourgeois family from?

You can see how Bourgeois families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bourgeois family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bourgeois families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 858 Bourgeois families living in Quebec. This was about 60% of all the recorded Bourgeois's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Bourgeois families in 1911.
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What did your Bourgeois ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Bourgeois. 21% of Bourgeois men worked as a Cultivateur and 18% of Bourgeois women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bourgeois were Pcheur and Clerk. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Journalier
  • Pcheur

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servant
  • Institutrice
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 62,000 census records available for the last name Bourgeois. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bourgeois 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Bourgeois. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Bourgeois. For the veterans among your Bourgeois ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bourgeois lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Bourgeois life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Bourgeois in 1952 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

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