Bore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bore family

The surname Bore 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.

Early History of the Bore family

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Bore Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Bore family (pre 1700)

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United States Bore migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bore Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Anne Bore, who arrived in Virginia in 1651 [1]
  • Hen Bore, who landed in Virginia in 1654 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bore (post 1700) +

  • Jean Etienne de Boré (1740-1820), American politician, Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana, 1803-04 [2]
  • Michael Kenneth "Mike" Bore (1947-2017), English right-handed batsman and left arm medium pace bowler


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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