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An Introduction

Origins of the Surname

Variations of the Surname

Family Name Index

Family Location Information

Source Documents

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MY Born FAMILY

An Introduction

     My Born family was most likely from Hornbach, Rimschweiler, Germany which is located in the current German state of Rhineland-Palatinate.  The earliest known ancestor is Theodor Born who lived in the aforementioned location during the second half of the 17th century.  He married Kunigunda Forster.

     My 7th great grandmother Susanna Margaretta Forster Born was a product of this union.  She was born in 1671 and lived her entire life in Germany.  Susanna married Johann George Bracher in 1692.  It was their daughter Anna Maria Elizabeth Bracher who became the wife of Paulus Schaffer, Sr. and came to America in 1738.

Born

Origins of the Surname*

The surname Born is North German, Danish, and Dutch in origin. It comes from Middle Low German born ‘well’, ‘spring’, a topographic name for someone who lived beside a well or spring, or a habitational name from a place named with this word.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4 Family Facts (Ancestry.com)

Source: SurnameDB: Free database of surname meanings

 

First found in Berne, Switzerland, where the family is considered to have made a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe.   Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Georg Anastasius Bern, who came to Philadelphia in 1740. William Bern arrived in America in 1743; Daniel Berner arrived in Philadelphia in 1855; Fidel Berner settled in New Castle County, Delaware, in 1852.

Source:  Historical Names.com

 

*  Many German names have their roots in the Germanic middle ages. The process of forming family names began around the year 1100 and extended through 1600. All social classes and demographic strata aided in the development of names. First Names (Rufnamen) identified specific persons. Over time the first name began to be applied to the bearer's whole family. At first through verbal usage, family names (Familiennamen) were later fixed through writing. Until the 17th century, first names played a more important role. The earliest family names derived from the first name of the first bearer (Patronym). Later names derived from the place of dwelling and location of the homestead. If a person of family migrated from one place to another they were identified by the place they came from. Of more recent origin are names derived from the vocation of profession of the first bearer. These names comprise the largest group and the most easily recognizable, for they tell what the first bearer did for a living. Another group are names derived from a physical or other characteristic of the first bearer. Finally, there are names that tell you the state or region a first bearer and his family came from; the age old division in tribes and regions (low German, middle German and upper German) is often reflected in names.

Born

Variations of the Surname

 

The complexity of researching records is compounded by the fact that in many cases an ancestors surname may have been misspelled.  This is especially true when searching census documents. Spelling variations of this family name include: Spelling variations of this family name include: Bern, Berne, Bernn, Bernne, Berns, Bernes, Bernert, Baern, Boern and many more. 

 

The Soundex system was developed in an effort to assist with identifying spelling variations for a given surname. Soundex is a method of indexing names in the 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920 US Census, and can aid genealogists in their research.   Soundex Code for Born = B200.  Other surnames sharing this Soundex Code:  BARHAM | BARNEY | BARON | BARONE | BARRON | BERNA | BIRNEY | BIRNIE | BOOROM | BOREN | BORN | BOURN | BOURNE | BOWRON | BRAIN | BRAME | BRANN | BRAUN | BREEN | BRIEN | BRIM | BRIMM | BRINN | BRION | BROOM | BROOME | BROWN | BROWNE | BRUEN | BRUHN | BRUIN | BRUMM | BRUN | BRUNO | BRYAN | BURIAN | BURN | BURNEY | BYRAM | BYRNE | BYRON | BYRUM | .

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Born

Family Name Index

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NAME

BIRTH / DEATH / LOCATIONS

BORN, Theodor

b. 1652 in Unterhof, Baden-Wurrtemburg, Germany

d. Germany

BORN, Susanna Margaretta Forster

b: 6 JAN 1671/72 in Rimschweiler, Rhienland-Pflaz, Germany

d: aft. 1715 in Rimschweiler, Rhienland-Pflaz, Germany

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Born

Family Location Information

Researching the locations where my ancestors lived has provided us with valuable evidence needed to fill-in the gaps in our family trees.  It has also led me to many interesting facts that enhance the overall picture of each family group.  The names of states and counties on the following list were derived from the known places where the persons listed in the “Family

Name Index” where born, married, and/or died.

 

COUNTRY

STATE

COUNTY / SUBDIVISION

GERMANY

BADEN-WURTTEMBERG

Unterhof

 

RHIENLAND-PFLAZ

Rimschweiler

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ANCESTRAL LOCATIONS

 

Born

Source Documents

The documents contained herein have been located during my research of this family, and used as evidence to prove many of the facts contained within the database of this family’s record.

 

     Most of these documents can be considered as primary or secondary.  Primary evidence is usually defined as the best available to prove the fact in question, usually in an original document or record.  Secondary evidence is in essence all that evidence which is inferior in its origin to primary evidence. That does not mean secondary evidence is always in error, but there is a greater chance of error.  Examples of this type of evidence would be a copy of an original record, or oral testimony of a record’s contents.  Published genealogies and family histories are also secondary evidence.

     Classifying evidence as either primary or secondary does not tell anything about its accuracy or ultimate value.  This is especially true of secondary evidence.  Thus it is always a good idea to ask the following questions: (1) How far removed from the original is it, (when it is a copy)?;  (2) What was the reason for the creation of the source which contains this evidence?; and (3) Who was responsible for creating this secondary evidence and what interest did they have in its accuracy?

SOURCE:  Greenwood, Val D., The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, 2nd edition, Genealogical Publishing  Co., Baltimore, MD 21202, 1990, pgs. 62-63

 

You are welcome to download any of the documents contained within this archive.

  Should you encounter a problem obtaining a copy you may get in touch with

 me via the contact information found at the end of this page.

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SOURCE DOCUMENTS

Born

Website Resources

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Born

Family Images Gallery

During my research Ihave collected images and photographs that are of general interest to a particular family.  Some of them are presented on this website because I believe they tend to provide the reader with additional information which may aid in the understanding of my ancestors past lives.

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ancestral  family I would greatly appreciate hearing from you.

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FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS and IMAGES

Contact Information

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Fred
889 Dante Ct.
Mantua, NJ 08051

USA

Email

Snail mail:

Fred
889 Dante Ct.
Mantua, NJ 08051

USA