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Borg Family History

Borg Name Meaning

Scandinavian: habitational name from various farms and other minor places so named, from Old Norse borg ‘fortification’, ‘stronghold’. In some cases the name is topographical, often referring to a hill that resembles a fortification, rather than an actual fortification. North German: habitational name from the common place name Borg, a Low German form of Burg. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a money lender, from Yiddish borg ‘credit’.

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


Similar surnames: Berg, Burg, Bork, Born, Bors, Borgo, Bora, Barg, Bort, Bor

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Where is the Borg family from?

You can see how Borg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Borg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Borg families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 46 Borg families living in Illinois. This was about 14% of all the recorded Borg's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Borg families in 1880.
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What did your Borg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Borg. 17% of Borg men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Borg women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Borg were Carpenter and Housekeeper.

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Borg. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Borg. For the veterans among your Borg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Borg lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Borg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Borg in 1953 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

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