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Bor Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from the village of Bor in Belarus. Dutch: probably from the Middle Dutch personal name Borre from an ancient Germanic name containing the element bern ‘brilliant bright’. Compare Borr . Czech and Polish: from a short form of a personal name composed with the Old Slavic element bor ‘to fight’ (see Bora ). The homonymous Sorbian cognate Bór is apparently found in Germanized forms Bohr and Buhr only.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Bork, Borg, Ber, Bos, Bar, Born, Bok, Bob, Bol, Borr

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Where is the Bor family from?

You can see how Bor families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bor family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bor families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Bor families living in British Columbia. This was about 33% of all the recorded Bor's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Bor families in 1911.
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What did your Bor ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bor. 18% of Bor men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Bor women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bor were Salesman and New Worker. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Salesman
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Machine Operator
    17%
  • New Worker
    17%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Bor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bor 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 Bor. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Bor. For the veterans among your Bor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bor lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2002, in the United States, Bor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Bor in 1963 was 75, and 67 in 2002.

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