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Borre Name Meaning

French: of uncertain origin; possibly a nickname from borre ‘stuffing’ or possibly a habitational name from Borre in Nord. Dutch (also van den Borre): unexplained. Danish: variant of Borg.

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


Similar surnames: Borne, Borr, Barre, Borra, Borge, Boore, Boire, Sorge, Torre, Borde

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Where is the Borre family from?

You can see how Borre families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Borre family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Borre families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Borre families living in Quebec. This was about 32% of all the recorded Borre's in Canada. Quebec and 1 other province had the highest population of Borre families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Borre surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Borre ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Borre. 30% of Borre men worked as a Laborer and 39% of Borre women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Borre were Farmer and Stenographer.

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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

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Truck Driver
    13%
  • Carpenter
    13%
  • Farmer
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    39%
  • Bookkeeper
    24%
  • Maid
    24%
  • Stenographer
    16%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Borre. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borre 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 965 immigration records available for the last name Borre. 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 427 military records available for the last name Borre. For the veterans among your Borre ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Borre lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Borre life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Borre in 1955 was 56, and 82 in 2004.

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