The Borgen surname refers to a citizen of a borough, from the Middle High German "burc," meaning a "fortified town." As a surname, Borgen may also come from one of the many place names in the region.
Early Origins of the Borgen family
The surname Borgen was first found in Austria
, where the name Burger made a great early contribution to the feudal
society of early Europe. The Burger family became prominent in local
affairs and branched into many houses where family members continued to play important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts which occurred as each group sought to maximize its power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.
Early History of the Borgen family
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Borgen Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Borgen include Burger, Burgger, Burrger, Burgerr, Buerger, Buergger, Buergerr, Borger, Borgger, Borgger, Borgerr, Boerger, Boergger, Boerrger, Boergerr, Burgen, Buergen, Borgen, Boergen, Burgel, Buergel, Borgel, Boergel, Burgele, Buergele, Borgele, Boergele and many more.
Early Notables of the Borgen family (pre 1700)
During this period prominent bearers of the name Borgen were Gottfried August Burger (1747-1794), German Romantic poet, who was best known for his ballad "Lenore" which was... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Borgen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Borgen family to the New World and Oceana
An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Borgen arrived in North America very early:
Borgen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Anna Borgen, aged 31, who settled in America from Norway, in 1908
- Alette Borgen, aged 33, who landed in America from Nasodden, Norway, in 1910
- Anders Borgen, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Chrsand, Norway, in 1914
- Lars Denielson Borgen, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1916 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
- Aage Borgen, aged 37, who settled in America, in 1924
Contemporary Notables of the name Borgen (post 1700)
- Elmer Borgen, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1944 (alternate), 1956
- Anton Borgen (b. 1851), American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1909-18 (50th District 1909-14, 58th District 1915-18)
- Hans Borgen (1908-1983), Norwegian politician for the Centre Party
- Johan Collett Müller Borgen (1902-1979), Norwegian author, journalist and critic