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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


Similar surnames: Gordon, Bourdon, Bordon, Courson, Burden, Burson, Buron, Moron, Boron

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Bourbon Family Origin

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Bourbon Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Bourbon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Bourbon's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bourbon family was Laborer. Farmer, Cook and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bourbon.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Cook

    8%
  • Keeps House

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%

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Bourbon Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Bourbon. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bourbon. For the veterans among your Bourbon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bourbon Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Bourbon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Bourbon in 1958 was 38, and 63 in 2004.

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