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Where did the French Borgia family come from? When did the Borgia family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Borgia family history?

The name Borgia has been included within French history since the early portion of the Middle Ages. This Languedoc name is derived from maker of wooden bowls and dishes which is derived from the Old French word bolle, of the same meaning.

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French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Borgia is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Bourg, Bourge, Bourgue, Bourges, Bourgues, Bourgg, Burg, Burge, Burgue, Burges, Burgues, Borg, Borge, Borgue, Borgues, de Bourg, de Bourge, de Bourgue, de la Bourg, de la Bourgue, de la Bourge, De Bourg, du Bourg, Bourgeat, Bourgeix, Bourgeault and many more.

First found in Languedoc, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Borgia research. Another 409 words(29 lines of text) covering the years 1276, 1300, 1535, 1669, and 1691 are included under the topic Early Borgia History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Borgia Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name Borgia. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Borgia were

Borgia Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Joseph Borgia, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1850
  • Peter Borgia, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1860

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  • Carmen Borgia (b. 1959), American singer, songwriter, sound mixer and film sound designer
  • Sid Borgia, American professional basketball referee
  • Dr. Gerald Borgia, Professor of Biology at the University of Maryland
  • Lucrezia Borgia (1480-1519), Italian illegitimate daughter of Rodrigo Borgia, the powerful Renaissance Valencian who later became Pope Alexander VI
  • Cesare Borgia (1475-1476), Duke of Valentinois, was an Italian condottiero, nobleman, politician, and cardinal
  • The Most Rev. Dr. Stefano Cardinal Borgia (1731-1804), senior Italian prelate, theologian, antiquarian and historian
  • Alessandro Borgia (1682-1764), Italian bishop and archbishop
  • Joseph Le Vasseur Borgia (1773-1839), Canadian lawyer, newspaper owner and political figure
  • Alessandro Borgia (1783-1871), leader of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta


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