Show ContentsBoardmynd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Boardmynd comes from one of the family having 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, having derived Latinized form bondmannus. [1]

Early Origins of the Boardmynd family

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

Early History of the Boardmynd family

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Boardmynd Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Boardmynd have been found, including: Boardman, Bordman and others.

Early Notables of the Boardmynd family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Andrew Boardman, Bordman, Bourdman or Bourman (1550?-1639), an English divine and native of Lancashire, where he was born about 1550. "He was admitted a scholar of St. John's College, Cambridge, 9 Nov. 1568, and...
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Migration of the Boardmynd family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Boardmynd, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Osgrand Boardman who settled in Virginia in 1625; William Boardman who settled in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1635; Mary Boardman settled in Maryland in 1698 with James Boardman her husband.

  1. Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print on Facebook