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Where did the German Borner family come from? What is the German Borner family crest and coat of arms? When did the Borner family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Borner family history?

The name Borner emerged in Pomerania, a territory of Germany and a maritime province of Prussia. Pomerania is bounded on the south by Brandenburg, on the west by Mecklenburg, and on the east by Poland. During the 5th century, Pomerania was settled by Pommern, a Slavic tribe. Pommern, which means on the sea, became the name of this region during the reign of the Charlemagne.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Barner, Baerner, Berner and others.

First found in Mecklenburg, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would shape European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Borner research. Another 509 words(36 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1590, 1194, 1568, 1683, 1753 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Borner History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 105 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Borner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Borner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Adam Borner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Andreas Borner went to Baltimore in 1774
  • Jean Borner, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782

Borner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sebastien Borner went to Philadelphia in 1818
  • Johannes Borner immigrated to America in the year 1836
  • Frederick Borner, who arrived in South Carolina in 1843
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Borner, who landed in America in 1854
  • Christian Samuel Borner, who landed in America in 1854


  • Jacqueline Borner, who won the women's World Speed Skating Championships for East Germany in 1990
  • Carl Julius Bernhard Börner (1880-1953), German entomologist
  • Jacqueline Börner (b. 1965), East German gold medalist speed skater at the 1992 Winter Olympics


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  9. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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The Borner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Borner 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 12 July 2013 at 15:03.

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