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Border Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived at the edge of a village or by some other boundary, Middle English border, from Old French bordure ‘edge’.

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


Similar surnames: Borders, Borner, Borde, Borer, Borden, Sorter, Boden, Norder, Borger

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Border Family Origin

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Border Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Grocer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Border. The most common Border occupation in the UK was Farmer. 18% of Border's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Border family was Carpenter.

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Border Historical Records

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Border Life Expectancy

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Famous Border Family

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)

Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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