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

What did your Bortell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bortell family was Laborer. 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.

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  • Burning Coal

    17%
  • Carpenter

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Laborer

    17%

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Bortell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bortell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bortell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Bortell. 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 Card

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

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Bortell Life Expectancy

What is the average Bortell lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Bortell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bortell in 1961 was 51, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bortell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bortell ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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