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Borge Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from Borge in Málaga province from Arabic burj ‘tower’. Danish and Norwegian: variant of Borg ‘fortification’ from the dative case meaning ‘at the fortification’.

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

Similar surnames: Borger, Berge, Borges, Borg, Borre, Borgen, Boge, Borne, Jorge

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Where is the Borge family from?

You can see how Borge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Borge family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Borge families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 20 Borge families living in Illinois. This was about 14% of all the recorded Borge's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Borge families in 1880.
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What did your Borge ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Borge. 19% of Borge men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Borge women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Borge were Carpenter and Laborer. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Laborer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Borge. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Borge. For the veterans among your Borge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Borge lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Borge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Borge in 1962 was 75, and 84 in 2004.

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