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Born Surname Meaning

English: variant of Bourne . English (of Norman origin): nickname from Old French borgne ‘one-eyed squint-eyed’. North German Danish and Dutch: from Middle Low German born ‘well spring’ a topographic name for someone who lived beside a well or spring or a habitational name from a place called with this word.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Horn, Dorn, Borne, Borg, Bork, Bohn, Corn, Aborn, Bjorn, Korn

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Where is the Born family from?

You can see how Born families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Born family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Born families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 139 Born families living in London. This was about 37% of all the recorded Born's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Born families in 1891.
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What did your Born ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Railway Clerk and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Born. 50% of Born men worked as a Railway Clerk and 79% of Born women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Born were Farmer and Domestic. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Railway Clerk
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housekeeper
  • Dressmaker
  • Domestic
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Census Records

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Born. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Born 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Born. 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 41,000 military records available for the last name Born. For the veterans among your Born ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Born lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Born life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Born in 1940 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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