Meaning Local: From the town of Buren, in Holland.
Local: Buren is a city and estate in Netherland.
Origin Dutch

Rank 5,521 (2000 US census) 4,463 (1990 US census)
Count 5,789 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 78.32%, or 4534 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 18.48%, or 1070 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.45%, or 26 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.28%, or 16 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.33%, or 77 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.14%, or 66 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

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