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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), American prelate, 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. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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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 11 September 2017 at 08:40.

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