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"BORLAND. Of local origin from one or more of the places of the name. There are localities named Borland or Boreland in Dumfriesshire, Galloway, Fife, and Perthshire. Bordland appears to have been equivalent to "home-farm.' James Bordland witness in Ayrshire, 1513 (Ros, 56). Allan Bordlandes was a weaver in Edinburgh in 1609 (Edinb. Man.). In the same record the name also appears as Borland, Bordland, Borelands. Marion Bordland in Righeid, parish of Lesmahago, is recorded in 1625 ( (Lanark CR.), Robert Borlan in Muirton of Balhousie, 1652 (Dunblane), and James Bordland in Edelwood, parish of Hamilton, 1661 ( (Campsie). Thomas Borlands was writer in Edinburgh, 1684 (RPC., 3. ser. x, p. 361), and Alexander Borland was a poetical friend of Tannahill. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Some Famous People with the surname of Borland

Wikipedia Solon Borland (September 21, 1808 ? January 1, 1864) was a newspaperman, soldier, diplomat, Democratic United States Senator from the State of Arkansas and a Confederate officer during the American Civil War.
Wikipedia Wesley Louden Borland (born February 7, 1975 in Richmond, Virginia), better known as Wes Borland, is an American musician, best known as the guitarist for the band Limp Bizkit.
Wikipedia Bruce Borland (November 4, 1958 ? October 25, 1999) was a golf course designer who worked for Jack Nicklaus.
Wikipedia Adrian Borland (6 December 1957 ? 26 April 1999) was an English singer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer, bestknown as the lead singer of post-punk band The Sound (1979-87).
Wikipedia Christine Borland (born 1965, Darvel, Ayrshire, Scotland) is a British artist and one of the Young British Artists (YBAs).
Wikipedia Scott Borland is a musician from the United States, he is the brother of Wes Borland.
Wikipedia Thomas Bruce "Spike" Borland (born February 14, 1933 in El Dorado, Kansas) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1960 through 1961 for the Boston Red Sox.
Wikipedia Toby Shawn Borland (born May 29, 1969 in Ruston, Louisiana) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played between and for the Philadelphia Phillies (1994-,), New York Mets (), Boston Red Sox (1997), Anaheim Angels and Florida Marlins ().
Wikipedia Edward Franklin Grant Borland 3rd, (1925-), more commonly known as "Jiggs" by his family and friends, was born of Canadian parents in Reading, Pennsylvania and immigrated to Canada with his parents at the age of 10.
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Wikipedia Kathy Borland (born March 8, 1978 in Columbia, Missouri) is an American entertainment producer for 4Kids Entertainment.