Bortell Family History

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Bortell Name Meaning

Possibly an altered form of Dutch van Bortel, which Debrabandere suggests may be a habitational name from a place named Bortlo in the Belgian province of Limburg. It may alternatively be a variant of German Bartel.

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


Similar surnames: Cornell, Boswell, Bursell, Bortle, Bodell, Portell, Worrell, Corthell

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Bortell Family Origin

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Bortell Family Occupations

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  • Burning Coal

    17%
  • Carpenter

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Laborer

    17%

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In 1880, Burning Coal, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bortell. The most common Bortell occupation in the USA was Burning Coal. 17% of Bortell's were Burning Coals. A less common occupation for the Bortell family was Laborer.

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Bortell Historical Records

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Bortell Life Expectancy

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