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The name Boardman is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It is a name for someone who worked as a person who worked with timber, cutting it into boards. According to some experts the name may also refer to someone who was a border or cottager or a tenant in bondage to a lord.

Boardman Early Origins



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

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Boardman Spelling Variations


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Boardman Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Boardman are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Boardman include: Boardman, Bordman and others.

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Boardman Early History


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Boardman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boardman research. Another 279 words (20 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boardman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boardman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boardman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Boardman 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Boardman or a variant listed above:

Boardman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Osgrand Boardman who settled in Virginia in 1625
  • Andrew Boardman settled in Cambridge in 1630
  • William Boardman who settled in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1635
  • Samuel Boardman, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1638
  • Osmond Boardman, who landed in Virginia in 1645
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Boardman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Boardman, who arrived in New England in 1715

Boardman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Boardman, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1829
  • Godfried Boardman, who landed in Maryland in 1840
  • John Boardman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • William Boardman, who arrived in Ohio in 1844
  • W W Boardman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Boardman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Caroline Boardman, aged 25, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Telegraph"
  • Rachel Boardman, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Telegraph"
  • John Boardman, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Northern Light"

Boardman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Boardman, aged 17, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boardman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boardman (post 1700)



  • William Whiting Boardman (1794-1871), American politician, United States Representative from Connecticut
  • William K. Boardman (1915-1993), American politician, Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives (1967 to 1968)
  • Virginia True Boardman (1889-1971), American silent film actress
  • William Boardman (1810-1886), American pastor, teacher, and author of The Higher Christian Life
  • True Boardman (1882-1918), American silent film actor
  • Thomas Volney Boardman, American businessman, founder of T.V. Boardman, Ltd. (Boardman Books)
  • Seymour Boardman (1921-2005), American abstract expressionist painter from New York
  • Sarah Hall Boardman (1803-1845), American missionary to Burma
  • Paul Harris Boardman, American film producer and screenwriter
  • Mabel Thorp Boardman (1860-1946), American philanthropist
  • ... (Another 59 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Boardman Historic Events


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Boardman Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Charles Boardman (1881-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mrs. Catherine Ellen Boardman (1886-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Stanley Boardman (b. 1919), English Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from Manchester, Lancashire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Boardman


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Suggested Readings for the name Boardman



  • Boardman Genealogy, 1525-1895 by Charlotte Goldthwaite.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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    The Boardman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boardman 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 5 September 2016 at 03:26.

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