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Borries Name Meaning

German: variant of Berres, from a short form of Liborius, the patron saint of the city of Paderborn.

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


Similar surnames: Borris, Berres, Burres, Dorries, Borges, Morris, Bordes, Bores

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Where is the Borries family from?

You can see how Borries families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Borries family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Borries families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 16 Borries families living in Quebec. This was about 73% of all the recorded Borries's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Borries families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Borries surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Borries ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Borries. 27% of Borries men worked as a Salesman and 34% of Borries women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Borries were Butcher and Beauty Operator.

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farm Operator
    14%
  • Butcher
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    34%
  • Teacher
    23%
  • Waitress
    23%
  • Beauty Operator
    23%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Borries. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borries 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 496 immigration records available for the last name Borries. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Borries. For the veterans among your Borries ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Borries lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Borries life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Borries in 1951 was 67, and 77 in 2004.

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