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Borda Name Meaning

Catalan: topographic name for someone who lived in a plank-built cottage, from Catalan borda ‘board’. Hungarian: see Bordas.

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


Similar surnames: Borde, Bordas, Nord, Korda, Boda, Bora, Bolda, Bogdan, Toda, Borza

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Where is the Borda family from?

You can see how Borda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Borda family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Borda families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Borda families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 46% of all the recorded Borda's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Borda families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Borda surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Borda ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Borda. 32% of Borda men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Borda women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Borda were Mechanic 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
    32%
  • Manager
    11%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Mechanic
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Stenographer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Borda. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borda 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 Borda. 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 514 military records available for the last name Borda. For the veterans among your Borda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Borda lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2003, in the United States, Borda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Borda in 1953 was 57, and 57 in 2003.

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