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The Strathclyde-Briton people of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Boarer. It is a name for someone who works as a maker of bows. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word bower, which means bow maker.

Early Origins of the Boarer family


The surname Boarer was first found in Peeblesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd nam Płballan), former county in South-central Scotland, in the present day Scottish Borders Council Area, where they held a family seat in the old manor of Bower in the parish of Drummelzier.

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Early History of the Boarer family

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Early History of the Boarer family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boarer research.
Another 377 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1317, 1387, 1489, 1479, 1615, 1671 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Boarer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boarer Spelling Variations

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Boarer Spelling Variations


Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Boarer has been spelled Bower, Bowre, Bowyr, Bowers, Bowyer, Beauer and many more.

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Early Notables of the Boarer family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Boarer family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Boarer family to Ireland

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Migration of the Boarer family to Ireland


Some of the Boarer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Boarer family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Boarer family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Boarer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Boarer, aged 27, a carpenter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874
  • Lydia Boarer, aged 28, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874

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The Boarer Motto

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The Boarer 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: Ad metam
Motto Translation: To the mark.


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