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Bourbon Family History

Bourbon Name Meaning
French: habitational name from a village in Allier, the site of the (now ruined) castle of Bourbon, or from another place so named, for example one in Saône-et-Loire. The place name is of uncertain origin, according to Dauzat derived from a ‘Celtic and pre-Celtic’ element borb- describing a well or hot spring. Many bearers of the surname claim a connection with the former French royal family, but the name is also derived from residence in these villages and from the Bourbonnais, a former province in central France around Bourbon in Allier.

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

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Name Distribution of Bourbon Families

  • Number of Bourbon families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bourbon families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Bourbon Family Origin

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Bourbon Immigration Information

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Bourbon Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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