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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.

Borgen Early Origins



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.

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Borgen Early History


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Borgen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Borgen research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1851, 1854, 1747, 1794, 1773, 1834, 1881, 1872 and 1876 are included under the topic Early Borgen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Borgen Spelling Variations


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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.

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Borgen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Borgen Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 [1]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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Borgen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Borgen (post 1700)



  • Hans Borgen (1908-1983), Norwegian politician for the Centre Party
  • Johan Collett Müller Borgen (1902-1979), Norwegian author, journalist and critic

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