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Borns Name Meaning

North German: shortened form of Bornsen or Börnsen, patronymics from a Danish and Norwegian personal name Björn, meaning ‘bear’.

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

Similar surnames: Berns, Bjorn, Bors, Jorns, Born, Bores, Boris, Burns, Boros, Beins

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Where is the Borns family from?

You can see how Borns families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Borns family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Borns families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 10 Borns families living in London. This was about 43% of all the recorded Borns's in the UK. London had the highest population of Borns families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Borns surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Borns ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Borns. 82% of Borns women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties.

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

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Borns. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borns census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 686 immigration records available for the last name Borns. 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 Cards

There are 668 military records available for the last name Borns. For the veterans among your Borns ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Borns lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Borns life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Borns in 1954 was 28, and 77 in 2004.

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