Bursch Family History

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Bursch Name Meaning

German: from a byname meaning ‘young man’, from Middle High German burse, originally denoting a student fraternity at a medieval university (from Late Latin bursa ‘purse’, i.e. a cash fund from which the students supported themselves), and later also other male societies, such as soldiers’ or craftsmen’s guilds. Eventually the term Bursch(e) came to denote an individual member rather than the institution, and was pluralized as Burschen.

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


Similar surnames: Mursch, Burch, Barsch, Busch, Burich, Fersch, Kirsch, Dusch, Mersch

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Bursch Family Origin

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Bursch Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Bakery and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bursch. The most common Bursch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Bursch's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bursch family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Bakery

    11%
  • Grocer

    11%
  • Laborer

    11%

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Bursch Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Bursch Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Bursch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Bursch in 1964 was 85, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bursch 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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