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Borden Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Kent named Borden, perhaps from Old English bar ‘boar’ or bor ‘hill’ + denu ‘valley’ or denn ‘(swine) pasture’.

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


Similar surnames: Burden, Worden, Barden, Morden, Bowden, Cowden, Norden, Rowden, Boden

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Borden Family Origin

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Borden Family Occupations

What did your Borden ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Borden. 30% of Borden men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Borden women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Borden were Laborer and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Labourer
    11%
  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Machinist
    8%
  • Servant
    8%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Borden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 73,000 census records available for the last name Borden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borden 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Borden. 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 Card

There are 25,000 military records available for the last name Borden. For the veterans among your Borden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Borden Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Borden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Borden in 1940 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Borden

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