Borden Family History

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Borden Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Kent named Borden, perhaps from Old English bar ‘boar’ or bor ‘hill’ + denu ‘valley’ or denn ‘(swine) pasture’.

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

Similar surnames: Burden, Worden, Barden, Morden, Bowden, Cowden, Norden, Rowden, Boden

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Borden Family Origin

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Borden Family Occupations

What did your Borden ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Borden family was Colliery Lab. The most common Borden occupation in the UK was Annuitant & Dividends. 8% of Borden's were Annuitant & Dividendss. Annuitant & Dividends, Coal Miner and Collector Of Govt Taxes were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Borden.

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  • Annuitant & Dividends

  • Coal Miner

  • Collector Of Govt Taxes

  • Colliery Lab


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Borden ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Borden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 73,000 census records available for the last name Borden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borden 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Borden. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 25,000 military records available for the last name Borden. For the veterans among your Borden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Borden Life Expectancy

What is the average Borden lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Borden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Borden in 1940 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Borden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Borden 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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