Border Family History

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Border Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived at the edge of a village or by some other boundary, Middle English border, from Old French bordure ‘edge’.

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

Similar surnames: Borders, Borner, Borde, Borer, Borden, Sorter, Boden, Norder, Borger

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Border Family Origin

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Border Family Occupations

What did your Border ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Border occupation in Canada was School. 21% of Border's were Schools. School, Farmer and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Border. A less common occupation for the Border family was Farm Lab.

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  • School

  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Farm Lab


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

Border Historical Records

What Border family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Border. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Border 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Border. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Border. For the veterans among your Border ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Border Life Expectancy

What is the average Border lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Border life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Border in 1951 was 60, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Border

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Border 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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