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Borges Name Meaning

Catalan: habitational name from any of several places called Borges in Catalonia, for example, Les Borges Blanques, in Lleida, or Les Borges del Camp, in Tarragona. Portuguese: of disputed etymology; possibly a habitational name for someone from Bourges in France. German: from a short form of the medieval personal name Liborius. Danish: from the German patronymic Borchers.

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

Similar surnames: Gorges, Borger, Bordes, Torres, Bergen, Borge, Bores, Borg, Berges

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You can see how Borges families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Borges family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Borges families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Borges families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Borges's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Borges families in 1911.
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What did your Borges ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur was the top reported job for people in the CA named Borges. 58% of Borges men worked as a Cultivateur.

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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

  • Cultivateur
  • Farmer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Borges. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Borges. For the veterans among your Borges ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Borges lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Borges life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Borges in 1951 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

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