Type Surname (from nickname & from location)
Other Forms FormsBorner, Born, Börne, Bourn, Bourne, Borgne, Borre, Vandenborne
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Meaning & History
1. English: variant spelling of Bourne. 2. French: nickname for a person with only one eye or with a squint, from Old French borgne ‘squinting’, of unknown origin. 3. In some cases, possibly a shortening of the Dutch surname van den Borne, a habitational name for someone from Born in the province of Limburg (Netherlands) or from a place associated with the watercourse of the Borre river in French Flanders.