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Burres Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Börries or Borres, short forms of the personal name Liborius, the name of the patron saint of Paderborn.

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


Similar surnames: Berres, Burress, Bores, Borries, Buresh, Buren, Burke, Burrier

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Where is the Burres family from?

You can see how Burres families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burres family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burres families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 25 Burres families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 45% of all the recorded Burres's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Burres families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Burres surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Burres ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Burres. 30% of Burres men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Burres women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burres were Truck Driver and Housewife.

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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
    30%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Maid
    17%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Burres. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burres 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 325 immigration records available for the last name Burres. 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 857 military records available for the last name Burres. For the veterans among your Burres ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burres lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Burres life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Burres in 1944 was 50, and 81 in 2004.

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