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Origin of last name Borges, country of origin: PortugalNobility: Lords - Knights
of Honras de Calvos and Ourilhe and married D. Catarina Lopes, Lady of the Village of Álvaro. One of their great-grandson, João Gonçalves Borges, Alcaide-Mor de Santarém and Lord of Alva and other feuds was confirmed noble by D. Alfonso V, in the year 1489. Likewise, Diogo Gonçalves Borges, father of Borges Gomes, and Ruy Borges, chamberlain of King D. Duarte and Lord of Carvalhaes and Verdemilho. From the analysis of colours and symbols of the coat of arms we can have more information about the family virtues. The tincture red ("gules") is the symbol of strength, power but also fervent love for God and neighbor; the Lion, the most noble figure of the blazon, when gold in the red shield shows generosity to the benefits received and magnanimity in great and noble soul; the tincture azure symbolizes water, the continuity of life, it is a colour of nobility, beauty, chastity and fidelity; the semy-de-lis or, that represents the hope, the expectation of the good, the purity, the purity of the soul, the highest repute, the benign prince and upright judge, is a memory of the exploit completed in France by the founder. Family names so old, without any doubt honour not only families but also the cities that welcomed them; seems to be, in fact, very worthy the living members of this family which, with much decorum, carry this noble surname, which has had several illustrious members.