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Burmeister Name Meaning

North German: status name for the mayor or chief magistrate of a town, from Middle Low German bur ‘inhabitant, dweller’, ‘neighbor’, ‘peasant’, ‘citizen’ + mester ‘master’.

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


Similar surnames: Hameister, Fuhrmeister, Baumeister, Burmester, Meister, Wehrmeister

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Burmeister Family Origin

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Burmeister Family Occupations

What did your Burmeister ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Burmeister occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Burmeister's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Burmeister family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burmeister.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

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

Burmeister Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Burmeister. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burmeister 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Burmeister. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Burmeister. For the veterans among your Burmeister ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burmeister Life Expectancy

What is the average Burmeister lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Burmeister life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Burmeister in 1945 was 55, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burmeister

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burmeister 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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