Bureau Family History

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Bureau Name Meaning

French: from Old French, Old Occitan bureau, burel ‘frieze’, ‘coarse woolen material’ (see Borel).

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

Similar surnames: Buras, Buteau, Bourbeau, Barbeau, Beau, Hurteau, Burell, Breau

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Bureau Family Origin

Where is the Bureau family from?

Bureau Family Occupations

What did your Bureau ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bureau family was Brass Moulder. The most common Bureau occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Bureau's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Brakeman Rr were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bureau.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Brakeman Rr

  • Brass Moulder


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

Bureau Historical Records

What Bureau family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Bureau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bureau 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bureau. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Bureau. For the veterans among your Bureau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bureau Life Expectancy

What is the average Bureau lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bureau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Bureau in 1954 was 41, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bureau

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bureau 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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