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Bourne Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived beside a stream, Old English burna, burne ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, for example Bourn in Cambridgeshire or Bourne in Lincolnshire. This word was replaced as the general word for a stream in southern dialects by Old English broc (see Brook) and came to be restricted in meaning to a stream flowing only intermittently, especially in winter.

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


Similar surnames: Bourns, Borne, Burns, Borner, Burke, Boone, Bouie, Baune, Boerner

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Bourne Family Origin

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Bourne Family Occupations

What did your Bourne ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Butcher and Machinist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bourne. A less common occupation for the Bourne family was Bricklayer. The most common Bourne occupation in Canada was Farmer. 20% of Bourne's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Butcher

    5%
  • Machinist

    5%
  • Bricklayer

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bourne ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bourne Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Bourne. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bourne. For the veterans among your Bourne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bourne Life Expectancy

What is the average Bourne lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bourne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bourne in 1943 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bourne

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bourne ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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