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Borke Name Meaning

German (also Börke): from a pet form of a Slavic personal name containing the element bor ‘to fight’. German (also Börke): topographic name for someone living near a pine forest from Slavic bor ‘pine tree fir tree coniferous forest’. Norwegian (Børke): habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Børke in the provinces north of Oslo derived from Old Norse birki ‘birch forest’. Compare Burke .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bork, Berke, Boeke, Boyke, Borde, Borin, Burke, Borie, Porte, Borne

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Where is the Borke family from?

You can see how Borke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Borke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Borke families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 20 Borke families living in Wisconsin. This was about 30% of all the recorded Borke's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Borke families in 1880.
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What did your Borke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Borke. 29% of Borke men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Borke women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Borke were Fireman and Beautician. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Fireman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Waitress
  • Beautician
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Borke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borke 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 Borke. 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 818 military records available for the last name Borke. For the veterans among your Borke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Borke lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Borke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Borke in 1952 was 59, and 49 in 2004.

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