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.
Early Origins of the Boatwright 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 Boatwright family
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Boatwright Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Boatwright family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boatwright family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Boatwright Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Boatwright (post 1700)
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