Burst Family History

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Burst Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German burst ‘bristle’, hence a nickname either for someone with spiky, unkempt hair or for a brush maker.

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

Similar surnames: Borst, Wurst, Burt, Durst, Hurst, Furst, Buren, Gust, Boerst, Lust

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Burst Family Origin

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Burst Family Occupations

What did your Burst ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Burst occupation in the USA was Laborer. 18% of Burst's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Burst family was House Keeping. Laborer, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burst.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • House Keeping


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

Burst Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Burst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burst 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 864 immigration records available for the last name Burst. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Burst. For the veterans among your Burst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burst Life Expectancy

What is the average Burst lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Burst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Burst in 1948 was 24, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burst

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burst 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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