Borg Family History
Borg Name Meaning
Scandinavian: habitational name from various farms and other minor places so named, from Old Norse borg ‘fortification’, ‘stronghold’. In some cases the name is topographical, often referring to a hill that resembles a fortification, rather than an actual fortification. North German: habitational name from the common place name Borg, a Low German form of Burg. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a money lender, from Yiddish borg ‘credit’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press