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Borders 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: Border, Bordes, Borner, Bordeau, Borde, Borer, Borden, Cordes, Dormer

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Where is the Borders family from?

You can see how Borders families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Borders family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Borders families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Borders families living in Ontario. This was about 56% of all the recorded Borders's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Borders families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Borders surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Borders ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Borders. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Borders. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borders 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 925 immigration records available for the last name Borders. 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 Borders. For the veterans among your Borders ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Borders lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Borders life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Borders in 1941 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

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