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Burgner Name Meaning

German: probably an altered spelling of Burgmer, a habitational name for someone from Burgheim near Lahr, Baden, or from a personal name formed with Old High German burc ‘castle’.

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


Similar surnames: Burger, Burgener, Berner, Bergner, Turner, Budner, Buchner, Berger

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Where is the Burgner family from?

You can see how Burgner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burgner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Burgner families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Burgner families living in Ontario. This was about 38% of all the recorded Burgner's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Burgner families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Burgner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Burgner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Burgner. 28% of Burgner men worked as a Farmer and 35% of Burgner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burgner were Salesman and Cook.

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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

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Carpenter
    17%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    35%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Cook
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Burgner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burgner 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 361 immigration records available for the last name Burgner. 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 778 military records available for the last name Burgner. For the veterans among your Burgner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burgner lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Burgner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Burgner in 1955 was 46, and 69 in 2004.

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