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The ancestors of the Boreland family came to Scotland with the Normans in the 11th century. The Boreland surname is derived from someone who lived in one of the numerous locations named Borland or Boreland in the counties of Dumfriesshire, Galloway, Fife, and Perthshire. The name of these places is thought to mean home-farm.

Boreland Early Origins



The surname Boreland was first found in Surrey, where they had been granted lands by King William after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Boreland Spelling Variations


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Boreland Spelling Variations



There has been great variation in spelling of Scottish names over the centuries. Spelling variations of the name Boreland include Boland, Borland, Bolan, Bolland, Bollin, Boreland and many more.

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Boreland Early History


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Boreland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boreland research. Another 314 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1625 is included under the topic Early Boreland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boreland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boreland Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Boreland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Settlers of this name who made their way from Scotland to North America include:

Boreland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary Boreland, aged 19, who arrived in New York, NY in 1803 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Robert Boreland, aged 20, who arrived in New York, NY in 1803 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Matthew Boreland, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Moses Boreland, aged 27, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1825 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boreland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boreland (post 1700)



  • William John "Bonzer" Boreland (1969-2016), Northern Irish footballer and loyalist activist who was shot and killed in his Belfast home

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