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Bursey Family History

Bursey Name Meaning

(of Norman origin) habitational name from Burcy in Calvados, France. from the Old English personal name Beorhtsige.

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


Similar surnames: Burney, Bussey, Hursey, Bursley, Turney, Burley, Burden, Hussey

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Where is the Bursey family from?

You can see how Bursey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bursey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Bursey families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 21 Bursey families living in Virginia. This was about 31% of all the recorded Bursey's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Bursey families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bursey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bursey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bursey. 35% of Bursey men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Bursey women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bursey were Clerk and Cook.

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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

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    29%
  • Painter
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    12%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Cook
    9%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Bursey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bursey 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 Bursey. 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 763 military records available for the last name Bursey. For the veterans among your Bursey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bursey lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Bursey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Bursey in 1947 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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