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Borja Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from a place in Zaragoza province, named with Arabic borj ‘tower’, ‘farmhouse’. Compare Borgia. Norwegian (Børja): variant of Borg.

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


Similar surnames: Borba, Borge, Borra, Borg, Bora, Lora, Morea, Soria, Borth, Boram

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Where is the Borja family from?

You can see how Borja families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Borja family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Borja families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 4 Borja families living in California. This was about 7% of all the recorded Borja's in the USA. California had the highest population of Borja families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Borja surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Borja ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and None were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Borja. 39% of Borja men worked as a Farmer and 94% of Borja women worked as a None. Some less common occupations for Americans named Borja were None and Laundress.

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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

  • Farmer
    39%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farm Laborer
    17%
  • None
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • None
    94%
  • Laundress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Borja. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borja 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Borja. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Borja. For the veterans among your Borja ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Borja lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Borja life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Borja in 1954 was 37, and 71 in 2004.

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