The name Bourtan belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons
. It is a product of their having lived in one of many places called Boughton
. Settlements named Boughton were found in Huntingdonshire, Lincolnshire
, and Northamptonshire. Great Boughton is found in Cheshire
, and Kent
was home to settlements called Boughton Aluph, Boughton Malherbe, Boughton Monchelsea, and Boughton under Blean.
Early Origins of the Bourtan family
The surname Bourtan was first found in Warwickshire
, where this "family of good antiquity, traced to Robert de Boreton, grandfather of William, who lived in the reign of Edward III. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
"Downton Hall [in Downton, Shropshire], the seat of Sir William Rouse Boughton, Bart., to whom the whole property belongs, is a handsome mansion, approached by a beautiful avenue two miles in length, on a gradual ascent, from which the scenery is extensive, romantic, and mountainous, embracing the Titterstone and the Clee hills." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Bourtan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bourtan research.Another 407 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1760, 1780, 1747, 1821, 1791, 1794, 1893, 1963, 1600, 1656, 1628, 1680, 1632, 1683, 1663, 1716, 1689 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Bourtan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bourtan Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Bourtan include Boughton, Bourton, Borton, Boughten, Bourten, Borten, Bouton and many more.
Early Notables of the Bourtan family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir William Boughton, 1st Baronet
(1600-1656) of Lawford in the County of Warwick; Sir Edward Boughton, 2nd Baronet
(1628-1680); Sir William Boughton, 3rd... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bourtan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bourtan family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Bourtan were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Thomas Boughton who settled in Virginia in 1639; James Boughton arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1852; D. Boughton arrived in San Francisco Cal. in 1851..
The Bourtan 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: Omne bonum Dei donum
Motto Translation: Every good is the gift of God.