Bour Name Meaning

Scottish: status name for someone who lived in a small cottage, from Older Scots bur ‘bower’, ‘cottage’. See also Bower. French (Normandy): nickname from Old Norman French bourc ‘bastard’.

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


Similar surnames: Bourg, Bur, Court, Boor, Borr, Bough, Hoar, Brue, Bois, Mohr

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Bour Family Origin

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Bour Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    11%
  • Blacksmith

    7%
  • Butcher

    7%
  • Beer Bottler

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bour. A less common occupation for the Bour family was Beer Bottler. The most common Bour occupation in the USA was Farmer. 11% of Bour's were Farmers.

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Bour Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, Bour life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bour in 1953 was 25, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bour

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