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Borra Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname for a swindler or trickster, from Middle Dutch baraet, beraet, Old French barat ‘fraud’, ‘trick’, ‘swindle’. Spanish and Italian: from borra ‘coarse woolen cloth’ (compare French Borel), or, in Spanish, possibly also from the same word in the sense ‘young sheep’. French: southern dialect form of Borre. Indian (Andhra Pradesh): Hindu name of unknown meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Barra, Borre, Bora, Borr, Barba, Bouras, Porro, Corra, Berra, Borja

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Where is the Borra family from?

You can see how Borra families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Borra family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Borra families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Borra families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 60% of all the recorded Borra's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Borra families in 1911.
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What did your Borra ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Borra. 13% of Borra men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Borra women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Borra were Miner and Bookkeeper.

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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
    13%
  • Cook
    13%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Miner
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    60%
  • Bookkeeper
    40%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Borra. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borra 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 909 immigration records available for the last name Borra. 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 272 military records available for the last name Borra. For the veterans among your Borra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Borra lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Borra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Borra in 1954 was 62, and 77 in 2004.

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