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Burg Family History

Burg Name Meaning

German (also Bürg): topographic name, from Middle High German burc ‘fortification’, ‘castle’, or a habitational name from any of the numerous places called Burg. German: from a short form of the personal name Burkhard (see Burkhart). Dutch: short form of Vanderburg. Dutch: from a short form of the Germanic personal name Burgo. Jewish: variant of Burger. Probably in some cases an altered spelling of Burgh.

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


Similar surnames: Berg, Borg, Bury, Burk, Bur, Buren, Buri, Burt, Burge, Turk

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Where is the Burg family from?

You can see how Burg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burg families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 22 Burg families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 38% of all the recorded Burg's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Burg families in 1911.
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What did your Burg ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Burg. 84% of Burg men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
    84%
  • Logger
    17%
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Burg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burg 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Burg. 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 54,000 military records available for the last name Burg. For the veterans among your Burg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burg lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Burg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Burg in 1951 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

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