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Borrodale Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Borrodale Borrowdale Borradale
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The goal of this project is to provide a central point for those with an interest in this place located family name and its worldwide spread.

The Borrodale Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Borrodale name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Borrodale name.

As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Borrodales), by time period (18th Century Borrodales), or by topic (Borrodale DNA, Borrodale Occupations, Borrodale Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.

The Borrowdale name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in Cumberland, where they derived their name from the village of Borrowdale, in the parish of Crosthwaite, often called often called Grange in Borrowdale. The village dates back to at least c. 1170 when it was listed as Borgordale and meant "valley of the fort river" derived from the Old Scandinavian word "berg" + "by."


Early origins of the Borrowdale family name

The surname Borrowdale was first found in Cumberland, but there is another Borrowdale located in the old County of Westmorland that is often called Westmorland Borrowdale to distinguish the difference of the two locations. This latter reference is of lesser importance historically to the surname.

Borrowdale Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Borrowdale has undergone many spelling variations, including Borradaile, Borrowdale, Borowdale, Borowdall, Borodall, Barrodall and many more.

Also see the related surnames and surname variants. listed below.

How to Join

To join the Borrodale Name Study, first start out by browsing our current research pages to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!

If a research page does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinator: Allan Stuart for assistance.

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Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:

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Current Members

Research Pages

Here are some of the current research pages included in the study. I'll be working on them, and could use your help!

  • Origins.
  • Emigration.
  • Miscelaneous.

Some Useful Sources

External sources

Related Surnames and Surname Variants


  • Borrodale
    The original Anglo Saxon Spelling
  • Borrowdale
    The Modern Day Spelling
  • Barradale
    The main Variation

Related Names

BARDELL (125) https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/BARDELL

BRADLE (87) https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/BRADLE

BARDOL (49) https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/BARDOL

BORROWDALE (41) https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/BORROWDALE

BORRADAILE (40) https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/BORRADAILE

BARRADELL (35) https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/BARRADELL

BORDELL (30) https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/bordell

BRODAHL (30) https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/BRODAHL

BREDAL (27) https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/BREDAL

BRIDAL (25) https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/BRIDAL

BRODDLE (18) https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/BRIDAL

BRODEL (20) https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/BRODEL

BARRADALE (11) https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/BARRADALE

BRODELL (5) https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/BRODELL

BARADELL (5). https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/BARADELL

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