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Born Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Bourne. North German, Danish, and Dutch: from Middle Low German born ‘well’, ‘spring’, a topographic name for someone who lived beside a well or spring, or a habitational name from a place named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Horn, Dorn, Borne, Borg, Bork, Bohn, Corn, Aborn, Bjorn, Korn

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Where is the Born family from?

You can see how Born families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Born family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Born families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Born families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Born's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Born families in 1840.
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What did your Born ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Born. 16% of Born men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Born women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Born were Clerk and Housewife.

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Secretary
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Born. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Born 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Born. 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 41,000 military records available for the last name Born. For the veterans among your Born ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Born lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Born life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Born in 1940 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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