Bourgeois Family History

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Bourgeois Name Meaning

French: status name from Old French burgeis ‘inhabitant and (usually) freeman of a (fortified) town’, ‘burgess’ (from bourg ‘fortification’).

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

Similar surnames: Burgess, Burger, Lebourgeois, Bourgoin, Bourget, Bourdon, Surgeon

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Bourgeois Family Origin

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Bourgeois Family Occupations

What did your Bourgeois ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bourgeois. 14% of Bourgeois men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Bourgeois women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bourgeois were Clerk and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Seamstress
  • Stenographer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bourgeois Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 62,000 census records available for the last name Bourgeois. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bourgeois census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Bourgeois. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Bourgeois. For the veterans among your Bourgeois ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bourgeois Life Expectancy

What is the average Bourgeois lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Bourgeois life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Bourgeois in 1952 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bourgeois ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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