Bort Family History

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Bort Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname for a man with a remarkable beard, from Yiddish bord combined with German Bart, both meaning ‘beard’. Polish: from borta ‘braid’, ‘galloon’, a loanword from German (Borte).

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

Similar surnames: Bortz, Kort, Bord, Borg, Port, Burt, Bost, Bart, Borst, Bork

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Bort Family Origin

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Bort Family Occupations

What did your Bort ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bort occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Bort's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bort family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bort.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bort ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bort Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Bort. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bort census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 913 immigration records available for the last name Bort. 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 Card

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

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Bort Life Expectancy

What is the average Bort lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Bort life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bort in 1956 was 42, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bort

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bort ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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