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Borak Name Meaning

Polish: from a pet form of Borzyslaw, Bolebor, or any of various other personal names formed with bor. Czech (Borák): habitational name for someone from one of many places named with bor ‘pine forest’; alternatively from a short form of the personal names Dalibor or Borivoj, containing the element -bor ‘battle’.

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


Similar surnames: Borek, Bora, Barak, Boran, Bork, Boros, Borck, Dolak, Bozak, Boron

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Where is the Borak family from?

You can see how Borak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Borak family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Borak families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 24 Borak families living in Minnesota. This was about 67% of all the recorded Borak's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Borak families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Borak surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Borak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Borak. 21% of Borak men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Borak women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Borak were Labor and Stenographer.

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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
    21%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Labor
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    13%
  • Machine Operator
    10%
  • Nurse
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Borak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borak census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 704 immigration records available for the last name Borak. 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 642 military records available for the last name Borak. For the veterans among your Borak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Borak lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Borak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Borak in 1961 was 67, and 78 in 2004.

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