Show ContentsBawder History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Bawder finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a cottager or someone who was a tenant.

Early Origins of the Bawder family

The surname Bawder was first found in Somerset, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Bawder family

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Bawder Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bawder has been recorded under many different variations, including Border, Borders, Boarder, Bordere, Bowrder, Bordder and many more.

Early Notables of the Bawder family (pre 1700)

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United States Bawder migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bawder or a variant listed above:

Bawder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Laurentz Bawder, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • Lawrence Bawder, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]

  1. 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) on Facebook