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The ancestry of the name Borger dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Cambridgeshire. This name is a transformation of the Old German name Berg, a local reference distinguishing someone who lived by a hill.

Borger Early Origins



The surname Borger was first found in Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Borger Spelling Variations


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Borger Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Borger have been found, including Bercher, Berger, Berchere, Berchar, Berchaire, Berchair, Burger, Borger and many more.

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Borger Early History


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Borger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Borger research. Another 451 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1327, 1500, and 1753 are included under the topic Early Borger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Borger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Borger Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Borger 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Borger, or a variant listed above:

Borger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam Heinrich Borger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Hans Michel Borger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Hans Nicklas Borger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Johann Nicolaus Borger, who landed in America in 1753

Borger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nic Borger, who landed in North America in 1832
  • Herm W Borger, who landed in America in 1834
  • Everh Rudolph Borger, who landed in America in 1836
  • Eberh Jacob Borger, who arrived in America in 1837
  • Adam Borger, who landed in Maryland in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Borger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Borger (post 1700)



  • Natascha Vanessa Börger Sevilla (b. 1981), former Venezuelan-German model and multiple beauty queen
  • Egon Börger (b. 1946), German-born computer scientist based in Italy

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Borger Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    11. ...

    The Borger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Borger Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 5 December 2013 at 10:14.

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