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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.

Border Early Origins



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

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Border Spelling Variations


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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.

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Border Early History


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Border Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Border research. Another 299 words (21 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.

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Border Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Border Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



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

Border Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Conradth Border, who landed in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Conrad Border, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743

Border Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A Christ Border, who landed in America in 1845

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Contemporary Notables of the name Border (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Border (post 1700)



  • Alan Border (b. 1955), Australian cricketer, voted Australian of the Year in 1990

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Border Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Border 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.

    This page was last modified on 3 June 2014 at 11:18.

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