Borgens History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Borgens surname refers to a citizen of a borough, from the Middle High German "burc," meaning a "fortified town." As a surname, Borgens may also come from one of the many place names in the region.

Early Origins of the Borgens family

The surname Borgens 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.

Important Dates for the Borgens family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Borgens research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1851, 1854, 1747, 1794, 1773, 1834, 1881, 1872, 1876 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Borgens History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Borgens 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 Borgens 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 Borgens family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Borgens were Gottfried August Burger (1747-1794), German Romantic poet, who was best known for his ballad "Lenore" which was first published in 1773. Thomas François Burgers (1834-1881), South African...
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Migration of the Borgens family

An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Borgens arrived in North America very early: Johannes Burger who was recorded as having arrived in New Netherlands in 1663; Evan Burgen arrived in Virginia in 1643; Philip Burgen who arrived in Maryland in 1678.

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