Borders History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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.
Early Origins of the Borders family
The surname Borders was first found in Somerset, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Borders family
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.
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.
Early Notables of the Borders family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Borders is the 3,031st most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. 
Migration of the Borders family
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.