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Bora Name Meaning

Indian (Gujarat): Muslim name based on the name of a Muslim community in Gujarat. It is believed to be a derivative of Sanskrit vyavahara ‘trade’. However, only one subgroup of the Boras is engaged in trade. Indian (Assam): Hindu name of unknown meaning. Romanian: from a feminine form of Boro, a short form of the personal name Boris. Polish: from a pet form of the personal names Borzyslaw or Bolebor. Hungarian: variant of Bara, a short form of the personal name Barabás, Hungarian form of Barnaby.

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


Similar surnames: Bara, Boda, Mora, Bera, Dora, Borak, Bona, Bors, Bork, Hora

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Where is the Bora family from?

You can see how Bora families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bora family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Bora families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 29 Bora families living in Vermont. This was about 37% of all the recorded Bora's in the USA. Vermont had the highest population of Bora families in 1880.
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What did your Bora ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bora. 25% of Bora men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Bora women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bora were Farmer and Dressmaker.

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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
    25%
  • Truck Driver
    11%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Farmer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    19%
  • Waitress
    19%
  • Seamstress
    19%
  • Dressmaker
    15%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Bora lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bora life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bora in 1963 was 72, and 88 in 2004.

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