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The name Board was formed many centuries ago by the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name typically given to a a cottager, or one who boards.

Board Early Origins



The surname Board was first found in Sussex, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Board Spelling Variations


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Board Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Board include Board, Borde, Bord, Boards and others.

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Board Early History


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Board Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Board research. Another 226 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1490 and 1549 are included under the topic Early Board History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Board Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Board Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Board Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Board Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Board who settled in Virginia in 1639
  • John Board, who arrived in Virginia in 1643
  • Jacob Board settled in Virginia in 1663

Board Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Board, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • John Board settled in Virginia in 1774

Board Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jan VanDen Board, who arrived in Iowa in 1848

Board Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Board, English convict from Somerset, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • James Board, English convict from Dorset, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  • Alexander Board arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Enterprise" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ENTERPRISE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Enterprise.gif
  • Septimus Board arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Enterprise" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ENTERPRISE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Enterprise.gif
  • John Board arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Enterprise" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ENTERPRISE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Enterprise.gif
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Board Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Board, aged 26, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • Ann Board, aged 30, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • Amelia Ann Board, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • Tom Board, aged 11 months, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • Mary Board arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Board (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Board (post 1700)



  • Thaddeus Board, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Passaic County, 1843-44
  • Rosie Board, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1973-77
  • Pat Board Jr. (1908-1974), American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Kanawha County, 1945-46, 1949-50, 1953-56, 1959-66; Defeated, 1956, 1966, 1972
  • M. T. Board, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Roane County, 1915-16
  • Joseph Breckinridge Board Jr. (b. 1931), American Democrat politician, Rhodes scholar; university professor; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972
  • John M. Board, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hudson County, 1855
  • Gerald E. Board, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Parkersburg, West Virginia, 2012
  • E. C. Board, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for West Virginia State Senate 12th District, 1934
  • Stacey Board (b. 1965), American singer, songwriter, and guitarist

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Perforatus
Motto Translation: Pierce.


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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ENTERPRISE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Enterprise.gif

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Board Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Board Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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