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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



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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Citations



  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. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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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.

This page was last modified on 14 April 2016 at 20:57.

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