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Bourland Name Meaning

English (Hampshire): variant of Burland . This surname is now rare in Britain.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Morland, Boland, Borland, Coupland, Bolland, Bowland, Hoiland

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Where is the Bourland family from?

You can see how Bourland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bourland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bourland families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Bourland families living in Kentucky. This was about 43% of all the recorded Bourland's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Bourland families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bourland surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bourland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bourland. 21% of Bourland men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Bourland women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bourland were Farming and Saleslady. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Bourland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bourland 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 648 immigration records available for the last name Bourland. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, 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 Bourland. For the veterans among your Bourland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bourland lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bourland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bourland in 1943 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

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