Sometimes tracing names to me is almost like spoons...
Spoon boy: Do not try and bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead... only try to realize the truth. Neo: What truth? Spoon boy: There is no spoon. Neo: There is no spoon? Spoon boy: Then you'll see, that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.
It's been a long time since I updated this site. I gave Borde Genealogy its' own page as a lead up to other BORDE related site we have. I also updated all of the original BORDE Heritage genealogy site so that it is easy to navigate.
There is one theory of that. It seems like when my ancestors came from France they had the name "BORDEAUX" but wanted to fit in with the British element and decided on just "BORDE", but there is no researched facts on that.
I received this Email from someone with info on the name 'Borde' as it originates from Spain:
Subject: Borde's ancestry
Message: This is Blas Borde from the Basque Country, Spain. Just to tell you that my surname is Borde and we think is a basque word in Basque French dialect, in normal Basque is Borda and in both cases means small refuge for people and sheeps in the mountains, mainly used during spring, summer. There several Basque surnames that are similar like, Bordeberri (New borde), Borda (variation), Bordenave (in French), Bordegarai (Borde in the top) etc.
Comments: I am currently tracing a very old Family member with the last name Borde. The name is derived from Bordeaux in France. How or why it was abbreviated I am not sure. Our family member was a stone mason in Montreal and immigrated there in the early 1600's. My uncle is a Historian in New York and is compiling our genealogical history. We have a dead end with Borde.