Border History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the name Border dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a cottager or someone who was a tenant.

Early Origins of the Border family

The surname Border was first found in Somerset, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Border family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Border research. Another 150 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1201, 1296, 1349, 1369, 1570 and 1647 are included under the topic Early Border History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Border Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Border has undergone many spelling variations, including Border, Borders, Boarder, Bordere, Bowrder, Bordder and many more.

Early Notables of the Border family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Border Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Border Ranking

In the United States, the name Border is the 11,738th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Border migration to the United States +

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Border were among those contributors:

Border Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Border who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • Robert Border, who landed in Virginia in 1653 [2]
Border Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Conradth Border, who landed in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1743 [2]
  • Conrad Border, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743 [2]
Border Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Border, (b. 1814), aged 22, Cornish miner departing from Falmouth aboard the "Royal Adelaide" arriving in the United States on 11th May 1836 [3]
  • A Christ Border, who landed in America in 1845 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Border (post 1700) +

  • Larry Border, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 9th District; Elected 1992, 2010
  • Anna Border, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 9th District; Elected 2012
  • Berthold Border, American politician, Mayor of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, 1942
  • Alan Border (b. 1955), Australian cricketer, voted Australian of the Year in 1990


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to New York 1820 - 1891 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_new_york_1820_1891.pdf


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