Borr Family History

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Borr Name Meaning

Dutch and northern French: unexplained; perhaps a respelling of Borre. Swedish: soldier’s name of unexplained meaning. Possibly a variant spelling of Scottish or English Burr.

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

Similar surnames: Borre, Barr, Borra, Burr, Born, Torr, Norr, Boro, Borne, Orr

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Borr Family Origin

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Borr Family Occupations

What did your Borr ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Hanker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Borr. 15% of Borr men worked as a General Hanker and 50% of Borr women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Borr were Draughtsman and Grocer Dealer

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Hanker
  • Boatman (flowmich)
  • Company Director
  • Draughtsman

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Grocer Dealer

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

Borr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Borr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borr 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 570 immigration records available for the last name Borr. 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 532 military records available for the last name Borr. For the veterans among your Borr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Borr Life Expectancy

What is the average Borr lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Borr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Borr in 1962 was 48, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Borr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Borr 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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