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The ancestors of the Bourland family came to Scotland with the Normans in the 11th century. The Bourland surname is derived from someone who lived in one of the numerous locations named Borland or Boreland in the counties of Dumfriesshire, Galloway, Fife, and Perthshire. The name of these places is thought to mean home-farm.

Bourland Early Origins



The surname Bourland was first found in Surrey, where they had been granted lands by King William after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Bourland Spelling Variations


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Bourland Spelling Variations



There has been great variation in spelling of Scottish names over the centuries. Spelling variations of the name Bourland include Boland, Borland, Bolan, Bolland, Bollin, Boreland and many more.

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Bourland Early History


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Bourland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bourland research. Another 314 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1625 is included under the topic Early Bourland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bourland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bourland Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bourland 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



Settlers of this name who made their way from Scotland to North America include:

Bourland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gabriel L Bourland, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • Oliver P Bourland, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • Caroline Bourland, aged 21, who landed in America from England, in 1892

Bourland Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Miss J. Bourland, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Mrs. B.T. Bourland, who emigrated to America, in 1908
  • B.T. Bourland, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Mrs. Philip Bourland, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Caroline B. Bourland, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bourland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bourland (post 1700)



  • William H. Bourland (1811-1860), American politician in the Republic of Texas
  • Clifford Frederick "Cliff" Bourland (b. 1921), American gold medalist at the 1948 Summer Olympics
  • Stacey Lynn Bourland, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 146th District, 2002; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 9th District, 2004
  • Jimmie Ray Bourland, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Mississippi 3rd District, 1988
  • James A. Bourland, American politician, U.S. Attorney for New Mexico, 1957-61
  • J. Virgil Bourland, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, 1913-17
  • H. R. Bourland, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1890
  • Gordon Bourland, American Democrat politician, Chair of Emmet County Democratic Party, 2007
  • Barbara Bourland, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 7th District, 1986, 1990, 1996, 1998; Libertarian Candidate for U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1994

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Bourland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bourland 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 3 December 2016 at 20:11.

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