Borders Family History

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Borders Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived at the edge of a village or by some other boundary, Middle English border, from Old French bordure ‘edge’.

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

Similar surnames: Border, Bordes, Borner, Bordeau, Borde, Borer, Borden, Cordes, Dormer

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Borders Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Borders name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Borders. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Borders Family Origin

Where is the Borders family from?

Borders Family Occupations

What did your Borders ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Borders family was Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Borders. The most common Borders occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Borders's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Borders ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Borders Historical Records

What Borders family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Borders. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borders census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 925 immigration records available for the last name Borders. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Borders. For the veterans among your Borders ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Borders Life Expectancy

What is the average Borders lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Borders life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Borders in 1941 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Borders ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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