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Burgy Name Meaning

French: habitational name from a place in Sâone-et-Loire named Burgy, from a Gallo-Roman personal name Burgius + the locative suffix -acum. Swiss German (Bürgy): variant of Bürgi (see Burgi).

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


Similar surnames: Bury, Burge, Burg, Burgi, Berry, Burgo, Burry, Burby, Berge, Burgin

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Where is the Burgy family from?

You can see how Burgy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burgy family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Burgy families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Burgy families living in Quebec. This was about 47% of all the recorded Burgy's in Canada. Quebec and 1 other province had the highest population of Burgy families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Burgy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Burgy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Burgy. 21% of Burgy men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Burgy women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burgy were Presser and Supervisor.

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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

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Truck Driver
    11%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Presser
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Teacher At Home
    20%
  • Supervisor
    20%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Burgy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burgy 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 415 immigration records available for the last name Burgy. 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 714 military records available for the last name Burgy. For the veterans among your Burgy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burgy lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Burgy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Burgy in 1956 was 28, and 81 in 2004.

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