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 Family Origin

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Burg Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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Burg Historical Records

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Burg Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, 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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