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Borr Family History

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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Where is the Borr family from?

You can see how Borr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Borr family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Borr families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Borr families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Borr's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Borr families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Borr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Borr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Borr. 23% of Borr men worked as a Farmer and 42% of Borr women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Borr were Proprietor and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    42%
  • Stenographer
    30%
  • Waitress
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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