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Bors Name Meaning

German (also Börs) and Dutch: from a short form of the medieval personal name Liborius (see Liborio ) the name of the patron saint of the city of Paderborn in Germany. Dutch: patronymic genitivized with -s from the personal name Bor(re) from an ancient Germanic name based on the element bern ‘bear’. Dutch: from Middle Dutch bors ‘bear’ a topographic or habitational name referring to a house named In de Bors (‘In the Bear’). Hungarian: from the old personal name Bors. Hungarian: from bors ‘pepper hot spice’ hence probably a metonymic occupational name for a spice merchant or a cook.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Boros, Bos, Boers, Bora, Boris, Borg, Bores, Boss, Borst, Bork

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You can see how Bors families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bors family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bors families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 21 Bors families living in Quebec. This was about 48% of all the recorded Bors's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Bors families in 1911.
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What did your Bors ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Bors. 67% of Bors 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
  • Laborer
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bors. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Bors. For the veterans among your Bors ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bors lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bors life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Bors in 1963 was 74, and 68 in 2004.

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