Last name origins & meanings:
- 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
- North German: habitational name from the common
place name Borg, a Low German form of Burg.
(eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a money lender,
from Yiddish borg ‘credit’.
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