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Buri Family History

Buri Name Meaning

Swiss German: from an Alemannic pet form of the personal name Burkhard (see Burkhart). Eastern German: variant of Buresch (see Buresh).

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


Similar surnames: Burk, Burri, Burgi, Burg, Burki, Bur, Burt, Muri, Bury, Bern

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Where is the Buri family from?

You can see how Buri families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buri family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Buri families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Buri families living in Illinois. This was about 25% of all the recorded Buri's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Buri families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Buri surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Buri ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Armature Winding were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Buri. 39% of Buri men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Buri women worked as an Armature Winding. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buri were Salesman and Teacher.

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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
    39%
  • Farm Laborer
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Armature Winding
    34%
  • Maid
    34%
  • Teacher
    34%
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What Buri family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Buri. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buri 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 764 immigration records available for the last name Buri. 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 628 military records available for the last name Buri. For the veterans among your Buri ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buri lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Buri life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Buri in 1963 was 83, and 83 in 2004.

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