tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a
. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word
, where Richard Bordwreghte was registered in 1332. Early in the family's history they branched to
, where Johannes Bordwrygt and Robertus Burdewryth were both registered in 1379.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boatwright research.Another 144 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1500 is included under the topic Early Boatwright History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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 Boatwright include Boardwright, Boardright, Bordwreghte, Bordwrygt and many more.