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Boor Early Origins



The surname Boor was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth and held great art treasures. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

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Boor Spelling Variations


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Boor Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bor, Borr, Boor, Borre, Bore, Boore, Borres, Borrs, Bors, van Bore and many more.

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Boor Early History


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Boor Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boor research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boor Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Boor 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:

Boor Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Simon Jacob Boor, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Mathias Boor, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

Boor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Boor, aged 29, arrived in New York, NY in 1832

Boor Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • R. Boor arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1859
  • J. W. Boor arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1859
  • H. E. Boor arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boor (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boor (post 1700)



  • Carl-Wilhelm Reinhold de Boor (b. 1937), German-American mathematician and professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who developed De Boor's algorithm
  • Boris Boor (b. 1950), Austrian silver medalist equestrian at the 1992 Summer Olympics
  • Brandon Boor (b. 1988), Australian rugby league player
  • Helmut de Boor (1891-1976), German medievalist

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Boor Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Grattan, Thomas Colley. Holdan The History of the Netherlands. Charleston, SC: Biblio Bazaar LLC, 2007. Print.
    3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
    6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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    The Boor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boor 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 6 April 2015 at 11:07.

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