Show ContentsBorg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Borg has been included within French history since the early portion of the Middle Ages. This Languedoc name is derived from a maker of wooden bowls and dishes which is derived from the Old French word "bolle", which means "bowl".

Early Origins of the Borg family

The surname Borg was first found in Languedoc, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

The family is said to have had members who were respected in their community and among them was Jean-François-Pascal-Henri who was named Knight of Malta as a reward for his courageous conduct during the Crusades and also became Lieutenant in the regiment of Aunis. Other members were known to have participated actively in the events of their times and were granted titles as was Armand-Ferdinand-Bernard-Michel du Bourg, Knight of Malta, Deputy of Haute-Garonne and Knight of the Legion of Honour in the 18th century.

The Bourg family was considered as an honorable and esteemed family and to this day several French provinces are proud to have been the ancestral home for such a family.

Early History of the Borg family

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Borg Spelling Variations

The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Borg is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Bourg, Bourge, Bourgue, Bourges, Bourgues, Bourgg, Burg, Burge, Burgue, Burges, Burgues, Borg, Borge, Borgue, Borgues, de Bourg, de Bourge, de Bourgue, de la Bourg, de la Bourgue, de la Bourge, De Bourg, du Bourg, Bourgeat, Bourgeix, Bourgeault and many more.

Early Notables of the Borg family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this time was Emmanuel du Bourg, Knight, Marquis of Bozas in Vivarais. Clementine de Bourges was an eminent composer of the 16th century. Her husband was killed fighting against the Huguenots in 1560, and she died of grief Sept. 30 in the following year. Her compositions deserve to be ranked with those of the great composers of her time. [1] Louis Bourguet (1678-1742) was a...
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Borg World Ranking

In the United States, the name Borg is the 5,968th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [2] However, in France, the name Borg is ranked the 2,088th most popular surname with an estimated 3,019 people with that name. [3] And in Australia, the name Borg is the 484th popular surname with an estimated 7,855 people with that name. [4]

United States Borg migration to the United States +

Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Borg has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Borg were

Borg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • George Ludwig Borg, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Geo Ludwig Borg, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [5]
Borg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J Borg, aged 23, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1831 [5]
  • John Borg, who settled in Baltimore in 1832
  • John Borg, who arrived in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [5]
  • Miss Borg, who arrived in North America in 1850 [5]
  • Charley Edvard Borg, who settled in Illinois in 1868
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Canada Borg migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Borg Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Anna Borg, who settled in Quebec in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Borg (post 1700) +

  • Veda Ann Borg (1915-1973), American actress
  • Anita Borg, American historical computer scientist
  • Richard Borg, American politician, Representative from California 12th District, 1996
  • Parker W. Borg (1939-1981), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Mali, 1981; Burma, 1991; Iceland, 1991
  • George M. Borg Jr., American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1961-66; Member of Wisconsin State Senate, 1967-68
  • George A. Borg, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 27th District, 1925-26
  • Dorothy Borg, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1956
  • Andy Borg, American Republican politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Senate 25th District, 1958
  • Inga Maria Borg (1925-2017), Swedish artist and children's book author, best known for writing about the fantasy figure Plupp
  • Reginald Le Borg (1902-1989), Austrian film Director, Writer, and Actor
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  1. Grove, Sir George, A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (AD. 1450-1889) London: Macmillan1902, Print, 2 Vols
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  4. "Most Common Last Names in Australia." Forebears,
  5. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook