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Bort Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname for a man with a remarkable beard, from Yiddish bord combined with German Bart, both meaning ‘beard’. Polish: from borta ‘braid’, ‘galloon’, a loanword from German (Borte).

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


Similar surnames: Bortz, Kort, Bord, Borg, Port, Burt, Bost, Bart, Borst, Bork

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Where is the Bort family from?

You can see how Bort families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bort family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bort families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 13 Bort families living in Ontario. This was about 62% of all the recorded Bort's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bort families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bort surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bort ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Bort. 75% of Bort 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
    75%
  • Tudiant
    25%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Bort. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bort 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 913 immigration records available for the last name Bort. 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 Bort. For the veterans among your Bort ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bort lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Bort life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bort in 1956 was 42, and 70 in 2004.

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