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Borner Name Meaning

Southern English: topographic name for someone who lived beside a stream, from Bourne + the suffix -er, denoting an inhabitant. North German (also Börner): variant of Born, + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. North German: occupational name for a stockman, from Middle Low German bornen ‘to water (farm animals)’.

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


Similar surnames: Berner, Boerner, Bodner, Burner, Horner, Bohner, Boner, Corner

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Where is the Borner family from?

You can see how Borner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Borner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Borner families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Borner families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Borner's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Borner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Borner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Borner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Borner. 24% of Borner men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Borner women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Borner were Salesman 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
    24%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Machinist
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    11%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Borner. 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 Borner. For the veterans among your Borner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Borner lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Borner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Borner in 1959 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

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