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Borris Family History

Borris Name Meaning

German: variant of Borries . English Irish and Scottish: Ulster variant of English Burris . French (mainly Landes): unexplained. This surname is very rare in France.

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

Similar surnames: Morris, Burris, Borries, Boris, Corris, Orris, Boers, Bores, Ferris

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Where is the Borris family from?

You can see how Borris families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Borris family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Borris families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 23 Borris families living in London. This was about 35% of all the recorded Borris's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Borris families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Borris surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Borris ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Borris. 100% of Borris women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Borris. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borris 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Borris. 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 785 military records available for the last name Borris. For the veterans among your Borris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Borris lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Borris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Borris in 1956 was 62, and 88 in 2004.

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