Burges Family History

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Burges Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Burgess.

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

Similar surnames: Burkes, Burge, Burgen, Burger, Burgee, Burgan, Burgher, Burken

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Burges Family Origin

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Burges Family Occupations

What did your Burges ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burges. The most common Burges occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Burges's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Burges family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Burges Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Burges. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burges 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Burges. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Burges. For the veterans among your Burges ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burges Life Expectancy

What is the average Burges lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Burges life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Burges in 1955 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burges 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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