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Borsch Family History

Borsch Name Meaning

German (Börsch): from a pet form of the medieval personal name Liborius. Possibly an altered spelling of Borsche, from a pet form of the Slavic personal name Borislav. Ukrainian and Jewish (from Belarus): nickname from borshch ‘borscht (beet soup)’.

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

Similar surnames: Borich, Horsch, Brosch, Hosch, Posch, Boesch, Boruch, Bosch, Dorsch

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Where is the Borsch family from?

You can see how Borsch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Borsch family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Borsch families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Borsch families living in British Columbia. This was about 67% of all the recorded Borsch's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Borsch families in 1911.
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What did your Borsch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Borsch. 22% of Borsch men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Borsch women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Borsch were New Worker and Housekeeper.

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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
  • Clerk
  • Plumber
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Borsch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borsch 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 771 immigration records available for the last name Borsch. 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 697 military records available for the last name Borsch. For the veterans among your Borsch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Borsch lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2003, in the United States, Borsch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Borsch in 1960 was 66, and 84 in 2003.

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