Born Family History

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Born Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Bourne. North German, Danish, and Dutch: from Middle Low German born ‘well’, ‘spring’, a topographic name for someone who lived beside a well or spring, or a habitational name from a place named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Horn, Dorn, Borne, Borg, Bork, Bohn, Corn, Aborn, Bjorn, Korn

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Born Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Born name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Born. 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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Born Family Origin

Where is the Born family from?

Born Family Occupations

What did your Born ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Born family was Basket Maker. The most common Born occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 11% of Born's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Annuitant Patriotic Fund were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Born.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Annuitant Patriotic Fund

  • Basket Maker


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

Born Historical Records

What Born family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Born. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Born 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Born. 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 41,000 military records available for the last name Born. For the veterans among your Born ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Born Life Expectancy

What is the average Born lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Born life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Born in 1940 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Born

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Born 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.

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