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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 Family Origin

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Bork Family Occupations

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In 1939, Cap Machinist and Gown Machinist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bork. 12% of Bork men worked as a Cap Machinist and 24% of Bork women worked as a Gown Machinist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bork were General Labourer (retired) and Companion help

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Cap Machinist
    12%
  • Colliery (fetters Laborers)
    12%
  • Colliery (fitter)
    12%
  • General Labourer (retired)
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Gown Machinist
    24%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    24%
  • Agent Clothing Club
    8%
  • Companion help
    8%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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

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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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