Borrego History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Borrego is of local origin, being one of those surnames based on the name of a place where a man once lived or where he once owned land. The Spanish word "borrego" means "lamb," and the toponym may have indicated a place where lambs grazed.

Early Origins of the Borrego family

The surname Borrego was first found in the kingdom of Galicia, in the northwestern region of the Iberian peninsula.

Early History of the Borrego family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Borrego research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1771 is included under the topic Early Borrego History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Borrego Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Borrega, Borregos, Boregas, Borrégo and others.

Early Notables of the Borrego family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Borrego Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Borrego migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Borrego Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gaspar Borrego, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
  • Juan Borrego, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
Borrego Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Jose V. Borrego, aged 21, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Crawl Keys" from Havana, Cuba [2]
  • Rogelio Borrego, aged 53, originally from Mayalde, Spain, who arrived in New York, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Manchuria" from Vigo, Spain [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Borrego (post 1700) +

  • Jesse Borrego (b. 1962), American actor
  • Miguel Borrego (b. 1971), Spanish violinist
  • Francisco José 'Paco' Borrego Campos (b. 1986), Spanish footballer
  • Diego Borrego (b. 1972), Spanish, professional golfer
  • Salvador Borrego Escalante (1915-2018), Mexican journalist and historical revisionist writer
  • Orlando Borrego (b. 1936), Cuban economist, writer and former guerrilla
  • Carla Borrego (b. 1983), Jamaican international basketball and netball player
  • Jorge Luis Borrego (b. 1959), Cuban singer and songwriter
  • Fernando Borrego Linares (1955-2002), Cuban singer, who used the stage name Polo Montañez


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QL-34Z : 6 December 2014), Jose V. Borrego, 27 Feb 1919; citing departure port Havana, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Crawl Keys, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6XF-K5Q : 6 December 2014), Rogelio Borrego, 24 Nov 1920; citing departure port Vigo, Spain, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Manchuria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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