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Borreson Name Meaning

Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Børresen (see Borresen ).

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


Similar surnames: Borresen, Borgeson, Burgeson, Okeson, Bondeson, Morrison, Borruso

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Where is the Borreson family from?

You can see how Borreson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Borreson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Borreson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 19 Borreson families living in Wisconsin. This was about 63% of all the recorded Borreson's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Borreson families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Borreson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Borreson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Borreson. 18% of Borreson men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farming
    8%
  • Salesman
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 374 immigration records available for the last name Borreson. 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 326 military records available for the last name Borreson. For the veterans among your Borreson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Borreson lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Borreson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Borreson in 1952 was 53, and 69 in 2004.

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