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Borchert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Borchert 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 Borchert 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."

Early Origins of the Borchert family


The surname Borchert 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.

Early History of the Borchert family


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Borchert 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 Borchert include Borchert, Borchers, Borchart, Borchardt and others.

Early Notables of the Borchert family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Borchert family to the New World and Oceana


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:

Borchert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Rudolf Gottfried Borchert, who landed in America in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Hear Anton Borchert, who arrived in America in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Frederick Borchert, who landed in Arkansas in 1891 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Louise Borchert, aged 19, who settled in America from Hamburg, in 1892
  • Carl Borchert, aged 33, who landed in America from Hasenfeld, in 1897
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Borchert Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alma Borchert, aged 27, who landed in America from Hamburg, in 1905
  • Gottfrid Borchert, aged 49, who landed in America from Stetten, Germany, in 1905
  • Erna Borchert, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Hanover, Germany, in 1909
  • Franziska Borchert, aged 17, who landed in America from Dresden, Germany, in 1909
  • Bertha Borchert, aged 3, who landed in America from Braunschweig, Germany, in 1909
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Contemporary Notables of the name Borchert (post 1700)


  • William G. "Bill" Borchert, Emmy-winning American screenwriter
  • John R. Borchert, American geographer, eponym of Borchert's epochs
  • Martin Borchert, American politician, Mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, 1967-68
  • Martin Borchert, American politician, Mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, 1967-68
  • Bernhard Borchert (1863-1945), Baltic-German artist
  • Thomas Borchert (b. 1966), German actor, singer, and songwriter
  • Jochen Borchert (b. 1940), German politician and member of the German Bundestag (1980-)
  • Wolfgang Borchert (1921-1947), German author and actor, best known for his play "Drausen vor der Tuer," which received international acclaim, eponym of 39540 Borchert (1991 GF11), a main-belt asteroid
  • Ernst Borchert (1918-1945), highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Wilhelm Borchert (1904-1944), highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Borchert family



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  • Alfred Borchert (1921-1941), German Matrose who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details

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