The lineage of the name Borowdil begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Cumberland
, where they derived their name from the village of Borrowdale,
in the parish of Crosthwaite, often called often called Grange in Borrowdale. The village dates back to at least c. 1170 when it was listed as Borgordale and meant "valley of the fort river" derived from the Old Scandinavian word "berg" + "by." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early Origins of the Borowdil family
The surname Borowdil was first found in Cumberland
, but there is another Borrowdale located in the old County of Westmorland
that is often called Westmorland
Borrowdale to distinguish the difference of the two locations. This latter reference is of lesser importance historically to the surname.
Early History of the Borowdil family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Borowdil research.Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1433, 1483, 1547, 1596, 1602, 1684 and 1785 are included under the topic Early Borowdil History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Borowdil Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Borowdil has undergone many spelling variations
, including Borradaile, Borrowdale, Borowdale, Borowdall, Borodall, Barrodall and many more.
Early Notables of the Borowdil family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Borowdil family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Borowdil were among those contributors: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.