The origins of the Welsh
name Boothrould go back to the ancient Celtic culture that existed in the hills and Moors
. The forbears that initially held the name Boothrould once lived in the settlement called Boothroyd in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. However, there was also a place called Bodwrda in the county of Carnarvon. The surname Boothrould belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Boothrould family
The surname Boothrould was first found in Anglesey
(Welsh: Ynys Môn), a Welsh-speaking island, and present day County of Isle of Anglesey
, located at the northwestern extremity of Wales
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Boothrould family
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Boothrould Spelling Variations
There are relatively few surnames native to Wales, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations
. Early variations of Welsh
surnames can be explained by the fact that very few people in the early Middle Ages were literate. Priests and the few other literate people were responsible for recording names in official documents. And because most people could not specific how to properly record their names it was up to the individual recorder of that time to determine how a spoken name should be recorded. Variations due to the imprecise or improper recording of a name continued later in history when names originally composed in the Brythonic Celtic
, language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, were transliterated into English. Welsh
names that were documented in English often changed dramatically since the native language of Wales, which was highly inflected, did not copy well. Occasionally, however, spelling variations
were carried out according to an individual's specific design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by minor variations. The spelling variations of the name Boothrould have included Boothroyd, Bodwrd, Boddwryd, Bodwryd and others.
Early Notables of the Boothrould family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boothrould family to the New World and Oceana
families joined their Scottish and Irish neighbors during the late 1800s and early 1900s in seeking refuge in North America. Like the Irish and Scottish, many Welsh
anxiously awaited the work, freedom, and opportunities that they believed lay in North America. Those who did journey over to the United States and what became known as Canada often realized those dreams, but only through much toil and perseverance. Whenever and however these Welsh
immigrants arrived in North America, they were instrumental in the creation of the industry, commerce, and cultural heritage within those two developing nations. In the immigration and passenger lists a number of early immigrants bearing the name Boothrould were found: Abraham Boothroyd who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1845; followed by Charles and Benjamin in 1856 and 1869 respectively; Jabez Boothroyd settled in Baltimore Maryland in 1823..