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Burian Name Meaning

Czech, Slovak, and Polish: from Burian, an Old Slavic personal name of uncertain origin. North German: variant of Burhans, formed with Jan (John) in place of Hans.

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


Similar surnames: Burich, Brian, Furman, Gurian, Urban, Burman, Burden, Duran, Bunin

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Where is the Burian family from?

You can see how Burian families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burian family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Burian families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Burian family living in Kentucky. This was 100% of all the recorded Burian's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Burian families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Burian surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Burian ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Burian. 22% of Burian men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Burian women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burian were Clerk and Maid.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Maid
    11%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Burian. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burian census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Burian. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Burian. For the veterans among your Burian ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burian lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Burian life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Burian in 1948 was 51, and 71 in 2004.

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