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Borra Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname for a swindler or trickster, from Middle Dutch baraet, beraet, Old French barat ‘fraud’, ‘trick’, ‘swindle’. Spanish and Italian: from borra ‘coarse woolen cloth’ (compare French Borel), or, in Spanish, possibly also from the same word in the sense ‘young sheep’. French: southern dialect form of Borre. Indian (Andhra Pradesh): Hindu name of unknown meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Barra, Borre, Bora, Borr, Barba, Bouras, Porro, Corra, Berra, Borja

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Borra Family Origin

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Borra Family Occupations

What did your Borra ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cook and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Borra. 13% of Borra men worked as a Cook and 48% of Borra women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Borra were Chauffeur and Clerk General

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Cook
    13%
  • Waiter
    13%
  • Cabinet Makerheavy Worker
    7%
  • Chauffeur
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    48%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    11%
  • Beauty Speridist
    6%
  • Clerk General
    6%

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

Borra Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Borra. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borra 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 909 immigration records available for the last name Borra. 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 272 military records available for the last name Borra. For the veterans among your Borra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Borra Life Expectancy

What is the average Borra lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Borra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Borra in 1954 was 62, and 77 in 2004.

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