Borr Family History

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Borr Name Meaning

Dutch and northern French: unexplained; perhaps a respelling of Borre. Swedish: soldier’s name of unexplained meaning. Possibly a variant spelling of Scottish or English Burr.

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

Similar surnames: Borre, Barr, Borra, Burr, Born, Torr, Norr, Boro, Borne, Orr

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Borr Family Origin

Where is the Borr family from?

Borr Family Occupations

What did your Borr ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Borr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Borr's were Farmers. Farmer, Barkeeper and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Borr. A less common occupation for the Borr family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Barkeeper

  • Grocer

  • Keeping House


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

Borr Historical Records

What Borr family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Borr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borr 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 570 immigration records available for the last name Borr. 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 532 military records available for the last name Borr. For the veterans among your Borr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Borr Life Expectancy

What is the average Borr lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Borr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Borr in 1962 was 48, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Borr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Borr 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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