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Burge Name Meaning

English (chiefly Somerset and Dorset): variant of Bridge, Old English brycg, with metathesis of u and r, as exemplified in several place names of this origin in various parts of southern England. German (Bürge): from Middle High German bürge ‘bailsman’, ‘guarantor’. In some cases maybe an altered spelling of Swiss Bürgi (see Burgi).

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

Similar surnames: Bugge, Burg, Burger, Berge, Burdge, Burke, Burgy, Barge, Buege, Bunge

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Where is the Burge family from?

You can see how Burge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burge family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burge families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 31 Burge families living in Ontario. This was about 34% of all the recorded Burge's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Burge families in 1911.
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What did your Burge ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Burge. 59% of Burge men worked as a Farmer and 45% of Burge women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burge were Fireman and Trapper.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Fireman

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
  • Stenographer
  • Trapper
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Census Records

There are 97,000 census records available for the last name Burge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burge 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Burge. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Burge. For the veterans among your Burge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burge lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Burge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Burge in 1944 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

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