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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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Where is the Buren family from?

You can see how Buren families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buren family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Buren families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Buren families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Buren's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Buren families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Buren surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Buren ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Buren. 19% of Buren men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Buren women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buren were Truck Driver and Cook.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    8%
  • Maid
    6%
  • Bookkeeper
    6%
  • Cook
    6%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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