" Faith of Our Fathers"
Because my 8th (?) maternal GGF Richard Borden c.1595, took the incredible decision to "Remove" himself, wife and young family from his apparently comfortable life in Kent, England, to the Great Unknown America, sometime before 1635. Following a brief dalliance with the Pilgrims in Massachusetts he returned to Rhode Island and established himself in politics, large land acquisition there and in New Jersey, and became a Quaker. Faith, and faith seem to have been his middle name, and thereafter his successive generations of offspring.
In 1997 my English husband and I "removed" back to Kent, England (on a jumbo jet, not a rickety wooden boat) to within a few miles of Richard's birthplace, knowing nothing of my ancestry at the time or indeed until very recently! My given middle name is Borden, unusual for a female child, but a name I bear proudly!