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Boran Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bodhráin ‘descendant of the deaf one’, from bodhar ‘deaf’. Czech (also Boran): from a personal name beginning or ending with the element bor ‘battle’ e.g. Borivoj or Borislav, or Dalibor.

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

Similar surnames: Borak, Foran, Toran, Moran, Horan, Doran, Bogan, Bohan, Bora, Boren

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Where is the Boran family from?

You can see how Boran families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boran family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boran families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Boran families living in Illinois. This was about 25% of all the recorded Boran's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Boran families in 1840.
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What did your Boran ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boran. 25% of Boran men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Boran women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boran were Salesman and Telephone Operator.

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Farmer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Stenographer
  • Weaver
  • Telephone Operator
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Boran. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boran 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Boran. 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 715 military records available for the last name Boran. For the veterans among your Boran ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boran lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Boran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Boran in 1962 was 83, and 87 in 2004.

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