Borders Family History

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Borders 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: Border, Bordes, Borner, Bordeau, Borde, Borer, Borden, Cordes, Dormer

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Borders Family Origin

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Borders Family Occupations

What did your Borders ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Borders occupation in the UK was (Pointsman) Shunter On Railway. 14% of Borders's were (Pointsman) Shunter On Railways. A less common occupation for the Borders family was Carter. (Pointsman) Shunter On Railway, Annuitant and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Borders.

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  • (Pointsman) Shunter On Railway

    14%
  • Annuitant

    14%
  • Baker

    14%
  • Carter

    14%

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

Borders Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Borders. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borders 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 Borders. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Borders. For the veterans among your Borders ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Borders Life Expectancy

What is the average Borders lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Borders life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Borders in 1941 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Borders

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Borders 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.

Famous Borders Family

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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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