Borthwick Family History

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Borthwick Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place near Hawick in southern Scotland, where a family of this name held Borthwick Castle since the 14th century. The place name is from Old English bord ‘board’, ‘table’ + wic ‘outlying village’, ‘dairy farm’.

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

Similar surnames: Barwick, Southwick, Smithwick, Beswick, Warwick, Buttrick, Howick

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Borthwick Family Origin

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Borthwick Family Occupations

What did your Borthwick ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Borthwick. 3% of Borthwick men worked as a General Labourer and 57% of Borthwick women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Borthwick were Builders Labourer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Timber Worker Heavy W
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Domestic Duties
  • Housewife

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

Borthwick Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Borthwick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borthwick 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Borthwick. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Borthwick. For the veterans among your Borthwick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Borthwick Life Expectancy

What is the average Borthwick lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Borthwick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Borthwick in 1943 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Borthwick

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