Origins of Board:
According to the early recordings of the spellings of the name, this surname is listed in various spelling types such as Board, Boards, Boardman, Border, Boord, Borde, Laborde, Bordes, Bordas, Bordis, Bourdel, and many more. It is a surname which is probably from Olde English or French origins. If the first, it acquires from the early 7th Century word "bord," which means a piece of wood. So, it was a professional name for a maker of timber, boards, and pieces of wood, the latter would have acquired from the word "bordure," a word which expressed the border of a hamlet or from the word "borde," which means a small house of wood standing separately. The "s" was added to a geographical name, to expresse "a resident or occupant at (that area)." Previous examples of the name listing consist of Robert Bourde in the premium Rolls of Somerset, dated 1323, Anne Bordish, who married Roger Willson at the parish of St Katherines by the Tower of London in December 1609. Jeanne La Borde, who married Jean Siot at Montaut, Basses-Pyrenees, in July 1634, Pierre Bordes, a French Huguenot foreigner, whose son Pierre named at the French parish, Glasshouse Street, in the city of London, in February 1727, and William Bordis, whose son William named at Endell Street existing in Hospital, Holborn, in August 1776.
More common variations are: Boyard, Boward, Bouard, Boarde, Boardo, Boarda,Boeard, Boardt, Bard, Bord.
The origins of the surname Board found in Sussex, where people held a family seat from early times, before the invasion of the Normans at Hastings in 1066
The very first recorded spelling of the family was shown to be that of Nicholas Borde, dated about 1230, in the "pipe rolls " of the division of Dorset. It was during the time of King Henry III of England who was known to be the “The Frenchman," dated 1216 - 1272. The origin of surnames during that time became a basic requirement for the development of personal taxation. It came to be known as census Tax in England. Surnames all over the country started to develop, with uncommon and shocking spelling variations of the original one.
Many of the people with surname Board had left for Ireland during the 17th century.
United States of America:
Individuals with the surname Board settled in the United States in three different centuries respectively in the 17th, 18th, and 19th. Some of the people with the name Board who settled in the United States in the 17th century included George Board, John Board, and Jacob Board, all arrived in Virginia respectively in the years 1639, 1643 and 1663.
Some of the people with the surname Board who settled in the United States in the 18th century included Richard Board and John Board; both arrived in Virginia respectively in the years 1705 and 1774.
The following century saw much more Board surnames arrive. Some of the people with the name Board who settled in the United States in the 19th century included Jan VanDen Board landed in Lowa in the year 1848.
Some of the people with the surname Board who settled in Australia in the 19th century included John Board, Septimus Board, and Alexander Board arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship “Enterprise” in the same year 1840. George Board who was an English prisoner from Somerset, who transferred aboard the ship “Argyle” in March 1831, arriving in Van Diemen's Land, Australia. James Board, an English prisoner from Dorset, Andromeda” in November 1832, who shifted aboard the ship “Andromeda” in November 1832, coming in New South Wales, Australia.
Some of the people with the surname Board who settled in New Zealand in the 19th century included George Board at the age of 26, Ann Board at the age of 30 and Tom Board at the age of 11, all arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship “Clifton” in the same year 1842.
Here is the population distribution of the last name Board: United States 4,580; England 1,898; Australia 834; Canada 298; South Africa 237; Wales 327; Pakistan 1,132; Brazil 254; India 238; Kenya 471.
Mykel Board was born in January in the year 1950. He is an American scholar and singer, especially famous for his articles in “Maximumrocknroll”.