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Bortner Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a maker of braiding, from Middle High German borte, German Borte ‘braiding’.

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


Similar surnames: Bordner, Ortner, Fortner, Borner, Portner, Bodner, Berner, Porter

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Bortner Family Origin

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Bortner Family Occupations

What did your Bortner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bortner family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Retired Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bortner. The most common Bortner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Bortner's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Retired Farmer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Bortner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bortner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bortner 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bortner. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bortner. For the veterans among your Bortner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bortner Life Expectancy

What is the average Bortner lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bortner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Bortner in 1953 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bortner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bortner 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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