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Bureau Family History

Bureau Name Meaning

French: from Old French Old Occitan bureau a diminutive of b(o)ure ‘frieze’ (see Burel ).

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

Similar surnames: Buras, Buteau, Bourbeau, Barbeau, Beau, Hurteau, Burell, Breau

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Where is the Bureau family from?

You can see how Bureau families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bureau family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bureau families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 599 Bureau families living in Quebec. This was about 94% of all the recorded Bureau's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Bureau families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bureau surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bureau ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Modiste were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Bureau. 31% of Bureau men worked as a Cultivateur and 24% of Bureau women worked as a Modiste. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bureau were Fils De Cultivateur and Vendeur. .

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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
  • Fils De Cultivateur

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Modiste
  • Couturire
  • Servante
  • Vendeur
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Bureau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bureau 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bureau. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Bureau. For the veterans among your Bureau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bureau lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bureau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Bureau in 1954 was 41, and 69 in 2004.

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