Burse Family History

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Burse Name Meaning

Possibly also an altered spelling of French Bourse, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of purses, Old French bourse (from Late Latin bursa). German (Bürse): variant of Bursch.

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

Similar surnames: Purse, Busse, Buse, Burge, Brusse, Burke, Bise, Beese, Brue, Burry

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Burse Family Origin

Where is the Burse family from?

Burse Family Occupations

What did your Burse ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Burse family was Keeping House. The most common Burse occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Burse's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burse.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Burse Historical Records

What Burse family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Burse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burse 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 436 immigration records available for the last name Burse. 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 993 military records available for the last name Burse. For the veterans among your Burse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burse Life Expectancy

What is the average Burse lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Burse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Burse in 1960 was 49, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burse

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burse 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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