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Borofsky Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic):: habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Belarus and Ukraine called Borovka or from one called Borovaya Borovye or Borovoe in Belarus or any other place called with Slavic bor ‘pine forest’. Compare Borovsky . variant of Borowski a surname which originates from Poland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Brodsky, Borowski, Borski, Borowsky, Borkowski, Zborowski, Polonsky

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Where is the Borofsky family from?

You can see how Borofsky families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Borofsky family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Borofsky families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Borofsky families living in Manitoba. This was about 80% of all the recorded Borofsky's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Borofsky families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Borofsky surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Borofsky ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Borofsky. 34% of Borofsky men worked as a Salesman and 60% of Borofsky women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Borofsky were Service Man and Secretary. .

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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

  • Salesman
    34%
  • Proprietor
    23%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Service Man
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    60%
  • Secretary
    40%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Borofsky. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borofsky 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 238 immigration records available for the last name Borofsky. 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 156 military records available for the last name Borofsky. For the veterans among your Borofsky ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Borofsky lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Borofsky life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Borofsky in 1963 was 84, and 75 in 2004.

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