Heraldic trace of family: Borges
Ancient and noble Portuguese family, of clear and ancestral virtue, that has spread, during the centuries, all over the world, especially in Brazil. According to what has been handed down, the founder of the family is a Rodrigo Anes, Portuguese knight of Santarém, who made famous in France serving King Philip Augustus II, who sent him to defend the city of Bourges. His achievement was so heroic that he was called the Knight of Bourges. But when he returned home, settling in Torre de Moncorvo, the name was made more Portuguese, becoming Borges. His son, João Rodrigues Borges was Lord 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 ...
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1 Blazon of family Borges
Gules, a lion or armed and langued azure; bordure azure semy-de-lis or.
Cited in "Armorial Lusitano - Anuário da Nobreza de Portugal".