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Burdo Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Burda. In some instances, possibly an altered spelling of the French surname Burdeau, a topographic name derived from Borde, or perhaps of Bordeau.

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


Similar surnames: Buro, Burda, Bourdo, Bird, Burd, Burdon, Bury, Burry, Bardon, Burpo

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Where is the Burdo family from?

You can see how Burdo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burdo family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burdo families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Burdo family living in British Columbia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Burdo's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Burdo families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Burdo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Burdo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laundress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Burdo. 32% of Burdo men worked as a Laborer and 37% of Burdo women worked as a Laundress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burdo were Farmer and Maid.

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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

  • Laborer
    32%
  • Truck Driver
    13%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laundress
    37%
  • Housewife
    28%
  • Teacher
    19%
  • Maid
    19%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Burdo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burdo 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 357 immigration records available for the last name Burdo. 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 463 military records available for the last name Burdo. For the veterans among your Burdo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burdo lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Burdo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Burdo in 1958 was 33, and 64 in 2004.

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