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Borris Family History

Borris Name Meaning

Variant of German Borries, from a short form of the personal name Liborius. Ulster variant of the English surname Burris, itself a variant of Burrows.

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


Similar surnames: Morris, Burris, Borries, Boris, Corris, Orris, Boers, Bores, Ferris

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Where is the Borris family from?

You can see how Borris families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Borris family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Borris families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 25 Borris families living in Ontario. This was about 64% of all the recorded Borris's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Borris families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Borris surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Borris ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Borris. 48% of Borris men worked as a Farmer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    48%
  • Laborer
    34%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Imprimeur
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Borris. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borris 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Borris. 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 785 military records available for the last name Borris. For the veterans among your Borris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Borris lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Borris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Borris in 1956 was 62, and 88 in 2004.

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