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Burger Family History

Burger Name Meaning
German, English, and Dutch: status name for a freeman of a borough, especially one who was a member of its governing council, a derivative of Middle High German burc, Middle English burg ‘(fortified) town’, Middle Dutch burch. The English name is found occasionally as a surname from the 13th century onwards but is not recorded as a vocabulary word until the 16th century. The usual English term was the Old French word burgeis ‘burgess’ (see Burgess). This name is frequent throughout central and eastern Europe. It also occurs as an Ashkenazic Jewish family name, but the reasons for its adoption are uncertain.German: habitational name for someone from any of the many places called Burg.

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

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Name Distribution of Burger Families

  • Number of Burger families
     244 - 485
     82 - 243
     1 - 81
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Burger families
     29 - 56
     10 - 28
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Burger families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Burger Family Origin

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Burger Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Burger

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Burger Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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