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Borrell Name Meaning

English: variant of Burrell. Catalan: nickname from borrell ‘red-haired’.

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

Similar surnames: Borell, Gorrell, Burrell, Sorrell, Barrell, Dorrell, Birrell, Correll

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Where is the Borrell family from?

You can see how Borrell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Borrell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Borrell families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 7 Borrell families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 78% of all the recorded Borrell's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Borrell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Borrell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Borrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Borrell. 38% of Borrell men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Borrell women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Borrell were Salesman and Stenographer.

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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
  • Painter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Clerk
  • Maid
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Borrell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borrell 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 Borrell. 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 929 military records available for the last name Borrell. For the veterans among your Borrell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Borrell lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Borrell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Borrell in 1957 was 69, and 66 in 2004.

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