Burger Family History

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Burger Name Meaning

German, English, and Dutch: status name for a freeman of a borough, especially one who was a member of its governing council, a derivative of Middle High German burc, Middle English burg ‘(fortified) town’, Middle Dutch burch. The English name is found occasionally as a surname from the 13th century onwards but is not recorded as a vocabulary word until the 16th century. The usual English term was the Old French word burgeis ‘burgess’ (see Burgess). This name is frequent throughout central and eastern Europe. It also occurs as an Ashkenazic Jewish family name, but the reasons for its adoption are uncertain. German: habitational name for someone from any of the many places called Burg.

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

Similar surnames: Berger, Turner, Berner, Borger, Burgner, Bunger, Burge, Burden

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Burger Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Burger name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Burger. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Burger Family Origin

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Burger Family Occupations

What did your Burger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Burger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Burger's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Burger family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burger.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Burger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 99,000 census records available for the last name Burger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burger 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Burger. 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 39,000 military records available for the last name Burger. For the veterans among your Burger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burger Life Expectancy

What is the average Burger lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Burger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Burger in 1942 was 21, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burger 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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