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Borges is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Borges family lived in Sussex. The name is derived from the Middle English word burge(i)s, or the Old French word burgeis which both mean "inhabitant and freeman of a fortified town." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
This line are believed to be descended from the Barons Burghersh, which later became Burwash, a parish in that county. A line of the family also remained in Normandy, as Simon de Borgeis was noted there in 1195. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
But originally the family was from Bourgeois in Picardy, France. This line of barons became extinct in 1369.

Borges Early Origins



The surname Borges was first found in Sussex where one of the first records of the name was Ralph de Burgeis, who was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Sussex in 1195. Philip Burgis was listed in Leicestershire in 1199 and Philip Burges, Burgeis was listed in Oxfordshire in 1220, 1234. The Subsidy Rolls of Sussex listed Walter le Borgeys in 1296. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list: Hawise Burgeys in Bedfordshire; Philip Burgeis on Oxfordshire; John le Burges in Southampton; and Thomas Burgeys in Norfolk. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 179 list: Adam Burgeys and Johannes Burges. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Borges Spelling Variations


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Borges Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Borges include Burgess, Burgeis, Burghersh, Burges, Burgesse, Burgar, Bergiss, Bergess, Bargess, Bargeis, Bergeus, Burgeus, Burgeuss and many more.

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Borges Early History


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Borges Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Borges research. Another 298 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1115, 1515, 1382, 1382, 1685, 1589, 1665, 1664, 1650, 1716, 1690, 1673, 1747, 1746 and are included under the topic Early Borges History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Borges Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Borges Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Berth de Borways; Cornelius Burges or Burgess, D.D. (ca.1589-1665), an English minister; and Anthony Burges or Burgess (died 1664), a Nonconformist English clergyman, a prolific preacher and writer. On the infamous side, Captain Samuel Burgess ( c. 1650-1716) was a member of Captain...

Another 68 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Borges Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Borges In Ireland


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Borges In Ireland



Some of the Borges family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Borgess to arrive on North American shores:

Borges Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel Borges, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1683

Borges Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John H Borges, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1841
  • John Henry Borges, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1844
  • Eberh Heinr Borges, who arrived in Cincinnati, Oh in 1847
  • Th Borges, aged 28, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1848
  • Joseph Borges, who arrived in Virginia in 1884
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Borges Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Antonio Gonvea Borges, aged 35, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Carl Borges, aged 63, who emigrated to America, in 1910
  • Elir. M. Borges, aged 44, who settled in America, in 1913
  • Allertino Borges, aged 23, who landed in America from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1916
  • Capitolino Jose Borges, aged 59, who landed in America, in 1917
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Borges (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Borges (post 1700)



  • Phil Borges (b. 1942), American social documentary photographer and filmmaker
  • Alan Borges (b. 1955), American college football coach
  • António Mendo de Castel-Branco do Amaral Osório Borges (1949-2013), Portuguese economist and banker, Managing Director and International Adviser of Goldman Sachs
  • Julio Andrés Borges (b. 1969), Venezuelan politician and lawyer
  • Márcio Borges (b. 1973), retired Brazilian football defender
  • Gilvam Pinheiro Borges (b. 1958), Brazilian sociologist and politician
  • Emerson Ramos Borges (b. 1980), Brazilian footballer
  • Esteban Gil Borges (1879-1942), Venezuelan politician, diplomat, writer and university professor
  • Lázaro Borges (b. 1986), Cuban pole vaulter
  • Graciela Borges (b. 1941), Argentine television and film actress
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Borges Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Borges 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.

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