Bourque Family History

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Bourque Name Meaning

French: reduced form of Bourrique, from a personal name, probably a derivative of bourre ‘tawny’, ‘fawn’ (from Latin burrus), hence denoting a man with tawny hair.

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

Similar surnames: Busque, Bosque, Bourcier, Bourdage, Bousquet, Bouquet, Burse, Burkle

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Bourque Family Origin

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Bourque Family Occupations

What did your Bourque ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bourque occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Bourque's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bourque family was Carpenter. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bourque.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Bourque Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Bourque. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bourque 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bourque. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Bourque. For the veterans among your Bourque ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bourque Life Expectancy

What is the average Bourque lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Bourque life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1949. The average life expectancy for Bourque in 1948 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bourque 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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