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The name Boatwright is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a maker of bows. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word bowyere.

Boatwright Early Origins



The surname Boatwright was first found in 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. [1]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)

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Boatwright Spelling Variations


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Boatwright Spelling Variations



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.

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Boatwright Early History


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Boatwright Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boatwright research. Another 371 words (26 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.

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Boatwright Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boatwright Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Boatwright 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Boatwright Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boatwright (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boatwright (post 1700)



  • Gertrude Harris Boatwright (1888-1973), American poet
  • Daniel E. Boatwright (b. 1930), American Democratic politician
  • Helen Boatwright (1916-2010), American soprano
  • Brigadier-General Walter Putney Boatwright (1886-1957), American Commandant Ordnance Tank Automotive Center (1943-1945) [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 22) Walter Boatwright. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Boatwright/Walter_Putney/USA.html
  • Frederic W. Boatwright (1868-1951), American president of Richmond College, now the University of Richmond
  • McHenry Boatwright (1928-1994), American operatic bass-baritone and singing teacher

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Boatwright Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 22) Walter Boatwright. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Boatwright/Walter_Putney/USA.html

Other References

  1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Boatwright Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boatwright 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 25 November 2014 at 17:05.

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