Bur Name Meaning

Swiss and North German variant of Bauer. French: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with bur ‘dwelling’, ‘settlement’. Czech: topographic name, from bur ‘pine wood’. Czech: descriptive nickname from burý ‘dark’.

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


Similar surnames: Bury, Burr, Bar, Burg, Burk, Buer, Buri, Burt, Tur, Buhr

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Bur Family Origin

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Bur Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Going To School

    30%
  • Divinity

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and Divinity were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bur. A less common occupation for the Bur family was Laborer. The most common Bur occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Bur's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Bur | Data not to scale

Bur Historical Records

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Bur Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Bur life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Bur in 1952 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bur

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