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Borel Name Meaning

French: metonymic occupational name for a saddler from Old Occitan borrel ‘harness collar’. French: variant of Burel . French: perhaps also an occupational name for a judicial torturer from Old French bourreau a derivative of bourrer literally ‘to card wool’ and by extension ‘to maltreat or torture’. Possibly also English: rare variant of Burrell .

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

Similar surnames: Morel, Sorel, Borne, Borek, Bogel, Boros, Borer, Boden, Vorel, Orel

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Where is the Borel family from?

You can see how Borel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Borel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Borel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Borel families living in Louisiana. This was about 90% of all the recorded Borel's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Borel families in 1840.
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What did your Borel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Borel. 21% of Borel men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Borel women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Borel were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
  • Stenographer
  • New Worker
  • Clerk
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Borel lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Borel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Borel in 1947 was 41, and 75 in 2004.

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