Burg Family History

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Burg Name Meaning

German (also Bürg): topographic name, from Middle High German burc ‘fortification’, ‘castle’, or a habitational name from any of the numerous places called Burg. German: from a short form of the personal name Burkhard (see Burkhart). Dutch: short form of Vanderburg. Dutch: from a short form of the Germanic personal name Burgo. Jewish: variant of Burger. Probably in some cases an altered spelling of Burgh.

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

Similar surnames: Berg, Borg, Bury, Burk, Bur, Buren, Buri, Burt, Burge, Turk

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Burg Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Burg name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Burg Family Origin

Where is the Burg family from?

Burg Family Occupations

What did your Burg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Burg family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burg. The most common Burg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Burg's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Burg Historical Records

What Burg family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Burg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burg 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Burg. 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 54,000 military records available for the last name Burg. For the veterans among your Burg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burg Life Expectancy

What is the average Burg lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Burg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Burg in 1951 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burg 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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