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Borish Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Bo(h)risch, a topographic name from Slavic bor ‘pine (forest)’, ‘conifer’ or in some cases from a Slavic personal name with the element bor ‘struggle’, ‘strife’. Compare Boris.

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


Similar surnames: Boris, Berish, Boros, Borsch, Burich, Buresh, Borth, Borin, Bowdish

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Where is the Borish family from?

You can see how Borish families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Borish family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Borish families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 3 Borish families living in Lancashire. This was 100% of all the recorded Borish's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Borish families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Borish surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Borish ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Miner and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Borish. 28% of Borish men worked as a Miner and 17% of Borish women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Borish were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Miner
    28%
  • New Worker
    21%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    17%
  • Operator
    17%
  • Hairdresser
    17%
  • Stenographer
    17%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Borish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borish census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 200 immigration records available for the last name Borish. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 226 military records available for the last name Borish. For the veterans among your Borish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Borish lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Borish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Borish in 1949 was 60, and 86 in 2004.

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