The ancient name of Bawter finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a cottager
or someone who was a tenant.
Early Origins of the Bawter family
The surname Bawter was first found in Somerset
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bawter family
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Bawter Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bawter family name include Border, Borders, Boarder, Bordere, Bowrder, Bordder and many more.
Early Notables of the Bawter family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bawter family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bawter surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Robert Border who arrived in Virginia in 1653.