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The distinguished Spanish surname Borjas is of toponymic origin, being derived from a place where the initial bearer once resided or held land. In this case, the surname Borjas signifies a "native of Borja." The place name Borja is itself derived from the Arabic word "burdz," which means "tower" and is an indication that in the town of Borja there were several towers or a prominent tower.

Borjas Early Origins



The surname Borjas was first found in Zaragoza, in the region of Aragon in Spain. The oldest records of the surname Borjas are references to the family Borja de Zaragoza, whose family seat was in the place called Borja, from where they took their name. The lord of this city was the count Don Pedro de Alares of the twelfth century, who was a lieutenant of the emperor and of king Don Alfonso I of Aragon. He was considered by many to have been the prime source of the lineage.

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Borjas Spelling Variations


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Borjas Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Borja, Borgia, Boria, Borjen, Borges, Borjas and others.

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Borjas Early History


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Borjas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Borjas research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1492, 1441, 1505, 1431, 1503, 1475, 1507, 1474 and 1497 are included under the topic Early Borjas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Borjas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Borjas Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of the family name in this era was Juan Castellar y de Borja (1441-1505), a Spanish Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal; Rodrigo Borja (1431-1503), who became Pope Alexander VI. He was an able politician, but he is remembered for his irreligious worldliness; Among his children was...

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Borjas 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Borjas Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Pedro Borjas, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "La Lorraine" from Le Havre, France [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QG-RZ2 : 6 December 2014), Pedro Borjas, 03 Mar 1919; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Lorraine, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Pablo Borjas, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Saint Paul" from Halifax, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CB-XZ8 : 6 December 2014), Pablo Borjas, 22 Mar 1920; citing departure port Halifax, arrival port New York, ship name Saint Paul, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Borjas (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Borjas (post 1700)



  • George Jesus Borjas (b. 1950), Cuban-born, American economist, Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School
  • Robert Carmona- Borjas, Venezuelan lawyer, academic and writer
  • Melissa Borjas (b. 1986), Honduran football referee
  • René Borjas (1897-1931), Uruguayan gold medalist footballer at the 1928 Summer Olympics

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Citations


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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QG-RZ2 : 6 December 2014), Pedro Borjas, 03 Mar 1919; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Lorraine, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CB-XZ8 : 6 December 2014), Pablo Borjas, 22 Mar 1920; citing departure port Halifax, arrival port New York, ship name Saint Paul, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
  3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
  4. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Borjas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Borjas 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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