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Borders Family History

Borders Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone who lived at the edge of a village or by some other boundary, Middle English border, from Old French bordure ‘edge’.

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

238,264 Historical Documents with Borders on Ancestry.com
42,158 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,020 Military Records
716 Immigration Records
23,581 Census and Voter Lists
165,789 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Borders Families

  • Number of Borders families
     93 - 184
     32 - 92
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Borders families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Borders families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Borders census records

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Borders Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Borders families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Borders Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Borders families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Borders

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Borders Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Borders census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Borders ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Borders Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

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