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Bortle Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Bartel and probably also of Bortel Possibly also an Americanized form of Flemish Van Bortel (see Bortel ).

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

Similar surnames: Bartle, Bentle, Cordle, Bartee, Bolte, Bustle, Bole, Burkle, Bartley

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Where is the Bortle family from?

You can see how Bortle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bortle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bortle families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 30 Bortle families living in New York. This was about 73% of all the recorded Bortle's in USA. New York had the highest population of Bortle families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bortle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bortle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bortle. 14% of Bortle men worked as a Salesman and 25% of Bortle women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bortle were Laborer and Attendant. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Machinist
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Attendant
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Bortle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bortle 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 111 immigration records available for the last name Bortle. 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 652 military records available for the last name Bortle. For the veterans among your Bortle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bortle lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Bortle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Bortle in 1957 was 59, and 82 in 2004.

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