Borntrager Family History

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Borntrager Name Meaning

German (Bornträger): from Middle High German burne ‘spring’, ‘well’ (Middle Low German born) + an agent derivative of tragen ‘to carry’, hence an occupational name, originally for a water carrier and then for a transporter of liquids (wine, beer, etc.). See also Bontrager.

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

Similar surnames: Trager, Borner, Bontrager, Bortner, Horter, Bornemann, Barngrover

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Borntrager Family Origin

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Borntrager Family Occupations

What did your Borntrager ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Borntrager occupation in the USA was Farmer. 74% of Borntrager's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Borntrager. A less common occupation for the Borntrager family was Retired Farmer.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Cooper

  • Retired Farmer


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Borntrager Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Borntrager. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borntrager 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 256 immigration records available for the last name Borntrager. 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 482 military records available for the last name Borntrager. For the veterans among your Borntrager ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Borntrager Life Expectancy

What is the average Borntrager lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Borntrager life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Borntrager in 1953 was 28, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Borntrager

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Borntrager 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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