culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Borders comes from when one of the family worked as a
from ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Borders research.Another 150 words (11 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.
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.
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.