Borge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Borge 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 Borge family

The surname Borge 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 Borge family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Borge research. Another 250 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1276, 1300, 1535, 1669, 1691, 1678, 1742, 1671, 1760 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Borge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Borge 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 Borge 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 Borge family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this time was Emmanuel du Bourg, Knight, Marquis of Bozas in Vivarais. Louis Bourguet (1678-1742) was a French polymath and correspondent of Leibniz who wrote on archaeology, geology, philosophy, Biblical scholarship and mathematics. Alexandre Bourg dit Belle-Humeur (1671-1760) was a notary and...
Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Borge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Borge 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 Borge 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 Borge were

Borge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • George Borge, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1778 [1]
Borge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • I Borge, aged 23, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Borge (post 1700) +

  • Knut Conrad Borge (1949-2017), Norwegian journalist and entertainer
  • Inger Christin Borge, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oslo, Norway
  • Victor Borge (1909-2000), Danish pianist and comedian
  • Tomás Borge (b. 1930), Nicaraguan politician
  • Elrey Borge Jeppesen (1907-1996), American aviation pioneer, founder of Jeppesen, now a Boeing Company in 1934
  • Borge Rosenbaum (1909-2000), birth name of Victor Borge, Danish comedian, conductor and pianist


  1. ^ 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)


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