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The roots of the Borthwick surname reach back to the language of the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of Scotland in the Medieval era. The Borthwick surname comes from someone having lived in the old barony of Borthwick, next to 'Borthwick Water' between Selkirk and Roxburghshire. Bearers of this surname have inhabited this area since at least the 14th century. Documents first mention 'Quondam' Thomas de Borthwick, who held lands in Middleton, Midlothian, and who had a charter from John of Gordon, Lord of that Ilk, for the lands near Lauder, between 1357 and 1367.

Borthwick Early Origins



The surname Borthwick was first found in Roxburghshire where this family prospered through an uncertain era of raiding, feuding and warring in Southern Scotland. By 1400, the Border feuds had taken shape into a Code, which although to us at this time may seem like straight outlawry, was a strict set of rules governing the apparent indiscriminate burning of homes and theft of cattle, horses and even women.

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Borthwick Spelling Variations


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Borthwick Spelling Variations



Few standards of spelling and translation existed in the Middle Ages. spelling variations, are thus, an extremely common occurrence in records of ancient Scottish names. Over the years, Borthwick has been spelled Borthwick, Borthwicke, Barthwick, Barthwicke, Borthock, Borthok and many more.

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Borthwick Early History


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Borthwick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Borthwick research. Another 643 words (46 lines of text) covering the years 1357, 1378, 1424, 1450, 1423, 1430, 1513, 1650, 1600, 1986, 1905, 1411, 1458, 1483, 1503, 1485, 1542, 1566, 1582, 1570, 1599, 1623, 1616, 1675, 1690, 1666 and 1706 are included under the topic Early Borthwick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Borthwick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Borthwick Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir William Borthwick, 1st Lord Borthwick (c.1411-c.1458), Scottish peer and ambassador; William Borthwick, 2nd Lord Borthwick (died 1483), Scottish ambassador to England; Sir William Borthwick, 3rd Lord Borthwick (d. 1503), Scottish nobleman, ambassador, and Master of the King's Household in 1485; William Borthwick...

Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Borthwick 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



Land and opportunity greeted all those who made it across the Atlanti c. These settlers and their children went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Clan societies and other Scottish organizations have preserved much of this heritage for the ancestors of those brave Scots. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Borthwick to North America:

Borthwick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Borthwick who settled in Virginia in 1732
  • George Borthwick, who landed in New York in 1773

Borthwick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Borthwick, aged 61, arrived in New York in 1812
  • John, Borthwick Jr., aged 23, landed in New York in 1812
  • William Borthwick, aged 21, landed in New York in 1812
  • Robert Borthwick arrived in Philadelphia in 1822
  • John David Borthwick, who arrived in California in 1854

Borthwick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Borthwick, a printer, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Adam Borthwick arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF Northumberland - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm
  • Isabella Borthwick arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm
  • Helen Borthwick arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm
  • Thomas Borthwick arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Borthwick Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Colin Borthwick, aged 38, a carpenter, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Susan Borthwick, aged 30, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Charles Borthwick, aged 11, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Thomas Borthwick, aged 9, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Margaret Borthwick, aged 6, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Borthwick (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Borthwick (post 1700)



  • John Henry Stuart Borthwick (1905-1996), Scottish nobleman, 23rd Lord Borthwick, Justice of the Peace
  • Henry Borthwick (1868-1937), 22nd Lord Borthwick, Scottish peer
  • William Henry Borthwick (1832-1928), 21st Lord Borthwick, Scottish peer
  • Archibald Patrick Thomas Borthwick (1867-1910), 20th Lord Borthwick, Scottish peer
  • Cunninghame Borthwick (1813-1885), 19th Lord Borthwick, Scottish peer
  • Archibald Borthwick (1811-1863), 18th Lord Borthwick, Scottish peer
  • Patrick Borthwick (1779-1840), 17th Lord Borthwick, Scottish peer
  • Archibald Borthwick (1732-1815), 16th Lord Borthwick, Scottish peer
  • Patrick Borthwick (b. 1772), 15th Lord Borthwick, Scottish peer
  • Henry Borthwick (b. 1772), 14th Lord Borthwick, Scottish peer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Qui conducit
Motto Translation: One who serves


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Borthwick Clan Badge


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Borthwick Clan Badge




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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Borthwick
Barthwick, Barthwicke, Borthock, Borthok, Borthurck, Borthwick, Borthwicke and more.

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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  3. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  11. ...

The Borthwick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Borthwick 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.

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