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Borne Name Meaning

French: variant of Borgne a nickname for a cross-eyed or one-eyed man from Old French borgne ‘one-eyed’. French (southern): topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream from Occitan borna ‘spring’ a word of Celtic origin originally denoting a natural cavity. Shortened form of French Leborne or Breton Le Borne variants of 1 above formed with the French masculine definite article le (compare Leborgne ). English: variant of Bourne . In some cases perhaps also an American shortened form of Dutch Van den Borne: habitational name for someone from Born in the province of Limburg (Netherlands) or from a place associated with the watercourse of the Borre river in French Flanders.

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

Similar surnames: Borre, Born, Boone, Corne, Bourne, Borner, Bone, Horne, Bonne, Orne

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Where is the Borne family from?

You can see how Borne families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Borne family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Borne families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Borne families living in Louisiana. This was about 67% of all the recorded Borne's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Borne families in 1840.
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What did your Borne ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Borne. 25% of Borne men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Borne women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Borne 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Teacher
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What is the average Borne lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Borne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Borne in 1943 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

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