Buren Family History

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Buren Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from a short form of any of the Germanic personal names beginning with the element Boro. Dutch: short form of Van Buren. German (Büren; also Buhren, Bühren): from Old High German bür ‘small house’, ‘chamber’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived ‘near the houses’ or a habitational name from any of various places throughout Germany and in parts of Switzerland named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Burden, Uren, Boden, Duren, Buron, Maren, Bern, Brun, Ouren, Moren

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Buren Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Buren name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Buren. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Buren Family Origin

Where is the Buren family from?

Buren Family Occupations

What did your Buren ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buren. The most common Buren occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Buren's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Buren family was Sailor.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Sailor


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

Buren Historical Records

What Buren family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Buren. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buren 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 Buren. 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 Buren. For the veterans among your Buren ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Buren Life Expectancy

What is the average Buren lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Buren life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Buren in 1957 was 56, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Buren 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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