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About the Borissow surname

Christian Ignatius Borissow (1788-1867), who was born in Finland as a member of the Ignatius family, adopted the surname Borissow either during his teen years in Saint Petersburg or after moving to England after 1815.

The name "Borissow" can be interpreted as a Russian alternative for "Bengt's son" (cf. the Swedish surname Bengtsson), and it may refer to Christian's father Bengt Jacob Ignatius (1746-1803).

See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Ignatius_Borissow