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Borland Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from any of several places called Bor(e)land or Bordland, which are named with Old or Middle English bord ‘board’, ‘table’ + land ‘land’, i.e. land that supplied the lord’s table, in other words ‘home farm’.

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


Similar surnames: Norland, Burland, Boland, Morland, Berland, Boyland, Forland, Bohland

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Where is the Borland family from?

You can see how Borland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Borland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Borland families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 141 Borland families living in Ontario. This was about 66% of all the recorded Borland's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Borland families in 1911.
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What did your Borland ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Storekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Borland. 32% of Borland men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Borland women worked as a Storekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Borland were Accountant and Student.

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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
    32%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Accountant
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Storekeeper
    22%
  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Student
    15%
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Census Records

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Borland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borland 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Borland. 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 Borland. For the veterans among your Borland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Borland lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Borland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Borland in 1952 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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