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Boris Name Meaning

Bulgarian and Slovak: from the personal name Boris, which is of disputed etymology. It is sometimes taken as a shortening of an Old Slavic personal name, Boroslav, from bor ‘struggle’, ‘conflict’ + slav ‘glory’, but more probably it is an alteration of the Old Bulgarian personal name Bogoris, borne by the king of the Bulgars (sometimes known as Boris) who was converted to Christianity in 864. This is a byname from Turkic bogori ‘small’. Boris is one of the very few names of non-Byzantine origin admitted as a baptismal name in the Orthodox Church, largely because of the popular cult of St. Boris (died 1010), patron saint of Moscow (whose baptismal name was Roman). Hungarian: from Boris, a pet form of the female personal name Borbála, or in some cases possibly from the male personal name Barabás.

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


Similar surnames: Boros, Bors, Borish, Borin, Bodin, Oris, Bonis, Bores, Doris, Borne

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Boris Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Boris name?

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

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  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    24%

  • England & Wales

    21%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    13%

  • Baltic States

    11%

  • Germanic Europe

    10%

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Boris Family Origin

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Boris Family Occupations

What did your Boris ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Wheelwright were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boris. A less common occupation for the Boris family was Basket Maker. The most common Boris occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Boris's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Wheelwright

    13%
  • Basket Maker

    7%

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Boris Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Boris. For the veterans among your Boris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boris Life Expectancy

What is the average Boris lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Boris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Boris in 1944 was 25, and 78 in 2004.

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