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Borger Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: variant of Burger. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Yiddish borger ‘borrower’ or ‘lender’. Norwegian and Swedish: habitational name for someone from a place called Borg or topographic name for someone living by a fortification or near a hill resembling a fortification.

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


Similar surnames: Berger, Burger, Birger, Borge, Borner, Boerger, Borges, Horger, Boger

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Where is the Borger family from?

You can see how Borger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Borger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Borger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Borger families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 68% of all the recorded Borger's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Borger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Borger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Borger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Borger. 17% of Borger men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Borger women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Borger were Clerk and Teacher. .

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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
    16%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Borger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borger 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Borger. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Borger. For the veterans among your Borger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Borger lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Borger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Borger in 1947 was 44, and 79 in 2004.

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