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The surname Borchardt emerged in the ancient German province of Westphalia, which lies between the Rhine and Wesser rivers. Two of the common types of hereditary surnames found in the Westphalia were patronymic surnames, which were derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which were derived from the mother's given name. The surname Borchardt was derived from the old Germanic personal name Burghard, in turn derived from the Old German word "burg," which meant "fortress" or "castle," and "har" or "hari," which meant "army." The second part of the name may also be derived from the Old German word "hard" or "hart," which meant "strong."

Borchardt Early Origins



The surname Borchardt was first found in Westphalia, where this family was an integral part of a feudal society which would shape modern European history. The -hert ending of this variant of the name comes from "hardt," which meant "brave" in Middle High German. Many prominent branches of the family would strive to make this name renowned as they contributed to the social, economic and political affairs of the region.

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Borchardt Spelling Variations


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Borchardt Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Borchardt include Borchert, Borchers, Borchart, Borchardt and others.

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Borchardt Early History


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Borchardt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Borchardt research. Another 140 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1773 is included under the topic Early Borchardt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Borchardt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Borchardt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Borchardt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



After 1650, thousands of German settlers came to North America to escape the religious persecution and poverty that wracked Europe and to make the most of the opportunity to own their own land in a new country. They settled across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, and in Canada in Ontario and on the fertile plains of the prairie provinces. Among them:

Borchardt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Curt Borchardt, aged 2, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Hulda Borchardt, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • Hermann Borchardt, aged 27, who emigrated to America, in 1896

Borchardt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frieda Borchardt, aged 6, who settled in America from Berlin, in 1902
  • Martha Borchardt, aged 10, who settled in America from Berlin, in 1902
  • Rudolf Borchardt, aged 13, who settled in America from Berlin, in 1902
  • Eliz. Borchardt, aged 9, who emigrated to America, in 1906
  • Ernest Borchardt, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Charlottenburg, Germany, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Borchardt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Borchardt (post 1700)



  • Jon L. Borchardt (b. 1957), former professional American NFL football guard
  • Alice Borchardt (1939-2007), American writer of historical fiction, fantasy, and horror
  • Mark Borchardt (b. 1966), American independent filmmaker
  • Curtis Alan Borchardt (b. 1980), American professional basketball player
  • Erich Borchardt (1913-1944), German highly decorated Oberfeldwebel in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Helmut Borchardt (1917-1945), German highly decorated Oberfeldwebel in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Hugo Borchardt (1844-1924), German firearms inventor and engineer, best known for his Borchardt C-93 pistol and Sharps-Borchardt Model 1878 rifle
  • Rudolf Borchardt (1877-1945), German dramatist and poet, and essayist
  • Carl Wilhelm Borchardt (1817-1880), German mathematician
  • Karol Olgierd Borchardt (1905-1986), Polish writer and captain of the Polish Merchant Navy

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    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    11. ...

    The Borchardt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Borchardt Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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