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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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Where is the Borne family from?

You can see how Borne families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Borne family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Borne families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 42 Borne families living in New Brunswick. This was about 49% of all the recorded Borne's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Borne families in 1911.
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What did your Borne ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Borne. 46% of Borne 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
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Engineer
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Passenger Lists

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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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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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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