Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a maker of bows. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word bowyere.
Early Origins of the Boatright family
Sussex, where Richard Bordwreghte was registered in 1332. Early in the family's history they branched to Yorkshire, where Johannes Bordwrygt and Robertus Burdewryth were both registered in 1379. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Boatright family
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Boatright Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Boatright 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 Boatright include Boardwright, Boardright, Bordwreghte, Bordwrygt and many more.
Early Notables of the Boatright family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boatright family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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 Boatright or a variant listed above:
Boatright Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Boatright (post 1700)
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