Borne Family History

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Borne Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Bourne. French: nickname for a person with only one eye or with a squint, from Old French borgne ‘squinting’, of unknown origin. In some cases, possibly a shortening of the Dutch surname van den Borne, a habitational name for someone from Born in the province of Limburg (Netherlands) or from a place associated with the watercourse of the Borre river in French Flanders.

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

Similar surnames: Borre, Born, Boone, Corne, Bourne, Borner, Bone, Horne, Bonne, Orne

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Borne Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Borne name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Borne. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • France


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Borne Family Origin

Where is the Borne family from?

Borne Family Occupations

What did your Borne ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Borne occupation in Canada was Farm Laborer. 25% of Borne's were Farm Laborers. Farm Laborer, Laborer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Borne. A less common occupation for the Borne family was Student.

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  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer

  • Labourer

  • Student


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Borne ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Borne Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Borne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borne census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Borne. 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 Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Borne. For the veterans among your Borne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Borne Life Expectancy

What is the average Borne lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Borne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Borne in 1943 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Borne ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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