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Boraston is a small village and civil parish in Shropshire, bordering with Worcestershire. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 200.

Boraston Early Origins



The surname Boraston was first found in Worcestershire at Boreston, small village and civil parish which borders on the Shropshire border. The place name dates back to 188 where it was listed as Bureston and possibly meant "peasant's farmstead" from the Old English words bur + tun. Boraston Church dates from the 13th century and is dedicated to St John the Baptist. One of the earliest records of the name was William Boreston, sub-collector of assessments, Stildon, co. Worcester in 1328.

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Boraston Spelling Variations


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Boraston Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Boraston, Borasten, Boreaston, Borasson and others.

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Boraston Early History


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Boraston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boraston research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600 and 1504 are included under the topic Early Boraston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boraston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boraston Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Boraston 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:

Boraston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles E Boraston, aged 2, who arrived in America from Liverpool, England, in 1892
  • Alice Boraston, aged 27, who arrived in America from Liverpool, England, in 1892
  • W. A. Boraston, aged 0, who arrived in America from Liverpool, England, in 1892
  • Albert Boraston, aged 24, who arrived in America from Liverpool, England, in 1893
  • Eliza Boraston, aged 33, who arrived in America, in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Boraston Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Edward Boraston, aged 24, who arrived in America from Cheltenham, England, in 1914

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boraston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boraston (post 1700)



  • Paul Boraston (b. 1982), Australian cricketer
  • Dr. Alisdair B Boraston, Canadian medical researcher, Canada Research Chair in Molecular Interactions at the University of Victoria

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Boraston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boraston 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 24 March 2014 at 09:40.

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