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Borst Name Meaning
German (also Börst): from Middle High German borst(e) ‘bristle’, ‘brush’, hence a nickname for someone with a prickly temperament.Dutch: short form of de Borst, a nickname for someone with a peculiarity of the chest, from Middle Dutch borst ‘chest’, ‘breast’. Alternatively it may be a short form of van der Borst, a habitational name for someone from Burst in East Flanders (Belgium), or a topographic name for someone who lived by a fortification, Middle Dutch burcht.

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

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Name Distribution of Borst Families

  • Number of Borst families
     121 - 240
     41 - 120
     1 - 40
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Borst families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Borst families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Borst Family Origin

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Borst Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Borst

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Borst Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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