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Borst Name Meaning

German (also Börst): from Middle High German borst(e) ‘bristle’, ‘brush’, hence a nickname for someone with a prickly temperament. Dutch: short form of de Borst, a nickname for someone with a peculiarity of the chest, from Middle Dutch borst ‘chest’, ‘breast’. Alternatively it may be a short form of van der Borst, a habitational name for someone from Burst in East Flanders (Belgium), or a topographic name for someone who lived by a fortification, Middle Dutch burcht.

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


Similar surnames: Vorst, Burst, Forst, Dorst, Horst, Boerst, Bost, Hurst, Bors, Most

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Borst Family Origin

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Borst Family Occupations

What did your Borst ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Aircraft Plywood Manufact and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Borst. 5% of Borst men worked as an Aircraft Plywood Manufact and 79% of Borst women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Borst were Cafe shop Keeper and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Aircraft Plywood Manufact
    5%
  • Artisan Will Brer
    5%
  • Butcher Sausage Ma
    5%
  • Cafe shop Keeper
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    79%
  • Asst Manageress Restau
    6%
  • Household Duties (unpaid)
    6%
  • Incapacitated
    6%

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

Borst Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Borst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borst 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Borst. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Borst. For the veterans among your Borst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Borst Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Borst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Borst in 1951 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

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