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The founding heritage of the Borders family is in the Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Borders comes from when one of the family worked as a cottager or someone who was a tenant.

Borders Early Origins



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

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Borders Spelling Variations


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Borders Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Borders has been spelled many different ways, including Border, Borders, Boarder, Bordere, Bowrder, Bordder and many more.

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Borders Early History


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Borders Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Borders research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1201, 1296, 1349, 1369, 1570 and 1647 are included under the topic Early Borders History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Borders Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Borders Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Borderss to arrive in North America: Robert Border who arrived in Virginia in 1653.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Borders (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Borders (post 1700)



  • Marcy Borders (d. 2015), American bank clerk who worked in the World Trade Center and survived its collapse, following al Qaeda attacks on September 11, 2001
  • Pat Borders (b. 1963), American professional baseball player
  • James Borders (b. 1949), American arts administrator, editor and actor
  • William D Borders (b. 1913), made the first Bishop of Orlando, Florida in 1968 and Archbishops of Baltimore (1974-1989)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Borders Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Borders 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 17 December 2015 at 22:16.

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