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Burst Family History

Burst Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German burst ‘bristle’, hence a nickname either for someone with spiky, unkempt hair or for a brush maker.

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


Similar surnames: Borst, Wurst, Burt, Durst, Hurst, Furst, Buren, Gust, Boerst, Lust

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Where is the Burst family from?

You can see how Burst families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burst family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burst families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 12 Burst families living in Ontario. This was about 75% of all the recorded Burst's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Burst families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Burst surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Burst ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Burst. 26% of Burst men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Burst women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burst were Proprietor and House Work.

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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
    26%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Salesman
    18%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    17%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Saleslady
    13%
  • House Work
    7%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Burst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burst 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 864 immigration records available for the last name Burst. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Burst. For the veterans among your Burst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burst lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Burst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Burst in 1948 was 24, and 77 in 2004.

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