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Bors Name Meaning

German (Börs): from a short form of the medieval personal name Liborius. Hungarian: from the old secular personal name Bors. Hungarian: from bors ‘pepper’, ‘hot spice’, hence probably a metonymic occupational name for a spice merchant or a cook.

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


Similar surnames: Boros, Bos, Boers, Bora, Boris, Borg, Bores, Boss, Borst, Bork

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Where is the Bors family from?

You can see how Bors families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bors family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bors families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Bors family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Bors's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Bors families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bors surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bors ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bors. 21% of Bors men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Bors women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bors were Salesman 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

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    15%
  • Salesman
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Maid
    19%
  • Servant
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bors. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bors 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 Bors. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Bors. For the veterans among your Bors ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bors lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bors life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Bors in 1963 was 74, and 68 in 2004.

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