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Borer Name Meaning

English: occupational name for one whose job was to bore holes in something from Middle English borer borier(e) an agent derivative of boren ‘to bore’ (Old English borian). Swiss German: variant of Bohrer .

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

Similar surnames: Borner, Boner, Borel, Boger, Bower, Bohrer, Boler, Boer, Border

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Where is the Borer family from?

You can see how Borer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Borer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Borer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Borer families living in Arkansas. This was about 40% of all the recorded Borer's in USA. Arkansas and 1 other state had the highest population of Borer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Borer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Borer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Borer. 26% of Borer men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Borer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Borer were Chauffeur and 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Mechanic
  • Chauffeur

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Household
  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Borer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borer 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 Borer. 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 Borer. For the veterans among your Borer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Borer lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Borer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Borer in 1950 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

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