The ancestors of the name Borradail date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Borradail family 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 Borradail family
The surname Borradail 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 Borradail family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Borradail 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 Borradail History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Borradail Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Borradail are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Borradail include: Borradaile, Borrowdale, Borowdale, Borowdall, Borodall, Barrodall and many more.
Early Notables of the Borradail family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Borradail family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Borradail or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.