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Borrego Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: from borrego ‘lamb’ probably applied as a nickname in Spanish for a simpleton or in Portuguese for a gentle person.

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

Similar surnames: Porro, Barreto, Barre, Borrero, Ortega, Borra, Burrell, Barriga

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Where is the Borrego family from?

You can see how Borrego families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Borrego family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Borrego families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 76 Borrego families living in New Mexico. This was about 55% of all the recorded Borrego's in USA. New Mexico had the highest population of Borrego families in 1880.
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What did your Borrego ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Borrego. 51% of Borrego men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Borrego women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Borrego were Operator and Laundress. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Common Laborer
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Seamstress
  • Laundress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Borrego. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 886 military records available for the last name Borrego. For the veterans among your Borrego ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Borrego lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Borrego life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Borrego in 1957 was 28, and 71 in 2004.

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