Borel Name Meaning

French: from a diminutive of Boure, probably a nickname for someone who habitually dressed in brown, or a metonymic occupational name for a worker in the wool trade, from Old French b(o)ure, a type of coarse reddish brown woolen cloth with long hairs (Late Latin burra ‘coarse untreated wool’). However, the word had many other senses in Old French, among them ‘cushion’, ‘harness’, ‘collar’, ‘crest’, and ‘headdress’; the surname could equally have arisen as an occupational name for a maker or seller of any of these items, or as a nickname derived from one of these other senses. French: occupational name for a judicial torturer, from Old French bourreau, a derivative of bourrer, literally ‘to card wool’ and by extension ‘to maltreat or torture’. It may also be an occupational name for a wool carder, but the corresponding vocabulary word in Old French does not seem to be recorded in this sense. In some cases the name may be of English origin, a variant of the cognate Burrell. This name is found chiefly in LA and TX.

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


Similar surnames: Morel, Sorel, Borne, Borek, Bogel, Boros, Borer, Boden, Vorel, Orel

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  • Countess

    50%
  • Gardener

    50%

In 1881, the most common Borel occupation in the UK was Countess. 50% of Borel's were Countesss. Countess and Gardener were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Borel.

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Between 1947 and 2004, Borel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Borel in 1947 was 41, and 75 in 2004.

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