Borst Name Meaning

German (also Börst): from Middle High German borst(e) ‘bristle’, ‘brush’, hence a nickname for someone with a prickly temperament. Dutch: short form of de Borst, a nickname for someone with a peculiarity of the chest, from Middle Dutch borst ‘chest’, ‘breast’. Alternatively it may be a short form of van der Borst, a habitational name for someone from Burst in East Flanders (Belgium), or a topographic name for someone who lived by a fortification, Middle Dutch burcht.

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

Similar surnames: Vorst, Burst, Forst, Dorst, Horst, Boerst, Bost, Hurst, Bors, Most

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Borst Family Origin

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Borst Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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In 1880, the most common Borst occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Borst's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Borst. A less common occupation for the Borst family was Farm Laborer.

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Borst Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, Borst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Borst in 1951 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Borst

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