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Bork Name Meaning

Eastern German: habitational name from either of two places so named, in Pomerania and Lausitz, or from Borek in Upper Saxony; all are named with Slavic bor- ‘pine’, ‘conifer’. German: patronymic from a pet form of a Slavic personal name such as Boroslaw (see Boris). Dutch: shortened form of Van der Borck, a variant of Vandenburg. Danish: from a German variant of Borck.

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

Similar surnames: Borck, Berk, Borg, Borak, Born, Borek, Borke, Bora, Burk, Birk

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You can see how Bork families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bork family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bork families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 27 Bork families living in Ontario. This was about 79% of all the recorded Bork's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bork families in 1911.
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What did your Bork ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Bork. 67% of Bork men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Jeweler
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What is the average Bork lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Bork life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bork in 1950 was 52, and 78 in 2004.

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