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

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Burg Family Origin

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Burg Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

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Burg Life Expectancy

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United States

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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burg

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