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Bourcier Name Meaning

Northern French: occupational name for a maker of purses and leather wallets, from an agent derivative of Old French bourse ‘purse’, Late Latin bursa, whence also Old English purs (see Purser).

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


Similar surnames: Bouvier, Burrier, Boucher, Fournier, Boulier, Barbier, Bercier

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Where is the Bourcier family from?

You can see how Bourcier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bourcier family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bourcier families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 2 Bourcier families living in Louisiana. This was about 67% of all the recorded Bourcier's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Bourcier families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bourcier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bourcier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bourcier. 24% of Bourcier men worked as a Laborer and 45% of Bourcier women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bourcier were Shipping Clerk 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

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Carpenter
    20%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Shipping Clerk
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    45%
  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Saleslady
    23%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bourcier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bourcier 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 393 immigration records available for the last name Bourcier. 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 363 military records available for the last name Bourcier. For the veterans among your Bourcier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bourcier lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bourcier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Bourcier in 1962 was 85, and 75 in 2004.

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