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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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Burge Family Origin

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Burge Family Occupations

What did your Burge ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Burge family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Fisherman and Seamen were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burge. The most common Burge occupation in Canada was Farmer. 38% of Burge's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Fisherman

    19%
  • Seamen

    19%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Burge ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Burge Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Burge Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burge

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burge ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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