Last name: Borg

Recorded in the spellings of Berg, Borg, Borge, Burg, and Burgh, this interesting surname is widespread throughout Europe. It is topographical from residence by a prehistoric hill fort or fortified settlement. The derivation is from the pre 7th century Scandanavian (Viking) and Olde English "beorg", and the Olde High German "burg". There are a number of placenames in England with the name. These include Burgh in Suffolk, recorded as "Burc" in the Domesday Book of 1086, and Burgh in Lincolnshire, which is recorded as both as "Burg" and "Burch" in the 1086 Domesday Book, the first gazetter in the world. Topographical surnames were among the earliest created, since both natural and man-made features in the landscape provided easily recognisable distinguishing names in the small communities of the Middle Ages. Early recordings in England, which are in most cases the earliest of any surname recordings anywhere, include Geoffrey de Burk of Herefordshire, in 1272, and Hubert de Burk of Somerset, in 1273. The name was introduced into Ireland by William de Burgo, from Burgh in Suffolk, who accompanied Strongbow in the Anglo-Norman Invasion of 1170, and later succeeded him as Chief Governor. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Ailricus de Burc, which was dated 1086, in the Domesday Book of Suffolk, during the reign of King William 1, known as "William the Conqueror", 1066 - 1087.

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Hello all you Borg's out there, Just trying to trace any family descendants from my ancestors - Peter Paul aka Pietru Pawlo Borg married to Maria Assunta aka Mary nee Caruana, who had 6 children & George Borg married to Josephine aka Giuesppa nee Gauci, who had 18 children (one being an artist Sir Emanuel aka Leli aka Manuel Borg Gauci), all from Malta born in the late 1800's. Love to hear from you and add you to the Borg Family Tree.

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Sandra Raynor
Hello any Borgs from Malta! I am helping my father search form someone named Borg. My father lived in Sliema, Malta in 1943. He was serving in the United States Army Air Corps. He is trying to locate the owner of the Melita Bar. We think the address may have been 30 or 31 Tigne Sea Front. The person he is looking for would be about 80 years old now. My father knew him as "Yank". Yank's father's name was Nino Borg and his father's name was Carmelo Borg. The Borg family owned the Melita Bar. My father, who is 95 years old, is planning a trip to Malta in December and wants to find his old friend, whom he called Yank. I know this is an odd request, but if you have any information, please write. Thank you very much. Sandra Raynor


Hi everyone, I am trying to locate my farther he was from Rabat his name is Joe Borg, he lived in london whitechapel for some time I met him when i was 17 im now 47 spent a few months with him then he dissapeared. ive been looking since I hjave a photo from back then (when i was 17) his nickname was patchlock or xkloxk something if anyone can help it would be great Read more:
Last name meaning Borg: Recorded in the spellings of Berg, Borg, Borge, Burg, and Burgh, this interesting surname is widespread throughout Europe. It ...