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Origin Displayed: Spanish

Origins Available: Belgium, English, Irish, Spanish

Spelling variations of this family name include: Borja, Borgia, Boria, Borjen, Borges, Borjas and others.

First found in Zaragoza, in the region of Aragon in Spain. The oldest records of the surname Borges are references to the family Borja de Zaragoza, whose family seat was in the place called Borja, from where they took their name.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pedro De Borja who arrived in New Spain in 1567; Catalina de Borja who sailed to Peru in 1569; and Thomasa Borjas who came to New Orleans in 1778. Among later settlers were Juan Batista Borja who arrived in New Orleans in 1821.

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Some noteworthy people of the name Borges
  • Alan Borges (b. 1955), American college football coach
  • Phil Borges (b. 1942), American social documentary photographer and filmmaker
  • Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentine writer, essayist, and poet
  • Celso Borges (b. 1988), Costa Rican professional football player
  • Gustavo França Borges (b. 1972), former Brazilian international top swimmer
  • Lucas Borges (b. 1980), Argentine rugby union player
  • Carlos Ariel Borges (1932-2014), former Uruguayan footballer
  • António Borges (b. 1906), Portuguese horse rider
  • Lô Borges (b. 1952), Brazilian songwriter, singer and guitarist
  • Breno Vinicius Rodrigues Borges (b. 1989), Brazilian football player


Learn More About Spanish Surnames



Aragon, which is a region of northeastern Spain in the Iberian peninsula. Aragon has a proud cultural heritage and its own unique language. In 1137, the regions of Aragon and Catalonia united to form the Crown of Aragon, whose illustrious line of kings led the reconquest of the eastern peninsula from the Muslims. The Crown of Aragon extended its Mediterranean empire with the recapture of Mallorca in 1229 and Sicily in 1282 and it remained an important power throughout the Middle Ages. In 1469, King Ferdinand of Aragon married Isabella of Castile and this union brought together the two most powerful kingdoms of Spain to create a united Spanish nation.



Following the decline of the Roman Empire, in the 5th century AD, the Visigoths came to control the peninsula. Part of the Visigothic legacy to Spanish civilization was the introduction of the institution of monarchy. Several centuries later, in 711, the Visigothic kingdom in Spain was invaded by Muslims. Aside from a nucleus of resistance which was maintained in the north, the Muslim victory was complete by the year 718.



Spain, which is presently a state that includes the Balearic and Canary Islands and is in southwestern Europe, was originally settled by the Iberians. In the first millennium BC, the Celts, who were from central Europe, invaded and began to mingle with the native Iberians. Later, Greeks and Carthaginians colonized the coasts; however, they were replaced by the Romans by the 3rd century BC.



In 420, The Visigoths captured Spain from the Vandals and proudly returned it to Rome. Unfortunately, 18 years later the Suevi overran the peninsula.


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