Bork Family History

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Bork Name Meaning

Eastern German: habitational name from either of two places so named, in Pomerania and Lausitz, or from Borek in Upper Saxony; all are named with Slavic bor- ‘pine’, ‘conifer’. German: patronymic from a pet form of a Slavic personal name such as Boroslaw (see Boris). Dutch: shortened form of Van der Borck, a variant of Vandenburg. Danish: from a German variant of Borck.

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

Similar surnames: Borck, Berk, Borg, Borak, Born, Borek, Borke, Bora, Burk, Birk

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Bork Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bork. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Bork Family Origin

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Bork Family Occupations

What did your Bork ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bork occupation in the UK was Slate Quarry Lab. 100% of Bork's were Slate Quarry Labs.

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  • Slate Quarry Lab


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Bork Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Bork. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bork 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bork. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Bork. For the veterans among your Bork ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bork Life Expectancy

What is the average Bork lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Bork life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bork in 1950 was 52, and 78 in 2004.

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