Borst History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Borst family

The surname Borst was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Borst family

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Borst Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Borst, van Borst, van der Borst and others.

Early Notables of the Borst family (pre 1700)

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United States Borst migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Borst Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Borst, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Michael Borst, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729 [1]
  • Jurig Martin Borst, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
  • Johan Bernhard Borst, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1766 [1]
Borst Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joh David Borst, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Feetje Borst, aged 26, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [1]
  • Willem Borst, aged 26, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [1]
  • Willem Pieter Borst, aged 1, who landed in New York, NY in 1848 [1]
  • Jan Borst, who landed in New York, NY in 1848 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Borst Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Henry Borst, aged 9, who immigrated to America, in 1905
  • Beatrice Borst, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Aldert Borst, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States from Haarlmeer, Holland, in 1908
  • Evert Berend Borst, aged 1, who immigrated to the United States from Wagenborgen, Holland, in 1908
  • Alwin Borst, aged 1, who landed in America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Borst (post 1700) +

  • Peter Bouck Borst (1826-1882), American urban planner, president of the Shenandoah Valley Railroad
  • Peter I. Borst (1797-1848), American politician, U.S. Representative from New York
  • Jeremiah "Jerr" Borst (1830-1890), American northwestern pioneer, father of the Snoqualmie Valley
  • Wesley M. Borst, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Gloversville, New York, 1910-11
  • Peter I. Borst (1797-1848), American politician, Representative from New York 12th District, 1829-31
  • Peter B. Borst, American politician, Delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861
  • Joseph I. Borst, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Schoharie County, 1825
  • Joseph Borst Jr., American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Schoharie County, 1800-01
  • Henry V. Borst, American politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 4th District, 1913-24
  • Jim Borst (d. 2018), Dutch Roman Catholic missionary of Saint Joseph's Missionary Society of Mill Hill
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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)


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