Bourns Family History

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Bourns Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream or streams, from the Middle English nominative plural or genitive singular of burne (see Bourne).

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

Similar surnames: Burns, Bourne, Bouras, Bourn, Bourg, Sours, Bour, Bowns, Bowens, Burn

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Bourns Family Origin

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Bourns Family Occupations

What did your Bourns ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Cordwainer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bourns. The most common Bourns occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Bourns's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bourns family was Fireman.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Cordwainer

  • Fireman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bourns ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bourns Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bourns. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bourns 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 518 immigration records available for the last name Bourns. 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 490 military records available for the last name Bourns. For the veterans among your Bourns ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bourns Life Expectancy

What is the average Bourns lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bourns life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bourns in 1963 was 90, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bourns

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bourns 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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