|"The Polish surname Boruta is believed by etymologists to be of two origins."
"In the first place, the surname Boruta is of patronymic origin. Patronymic names are those surnames which derive their origin from the first name of the father of the initial bearer. In this instance, the surname Boruta is a variant of the surname Boroda, and is derived from the personal name Broda."
"In the second place, the surname Boruta is of nickname origin. Nickname surnames are those names which derive their origin from a physical characteristic or personal attribute of the initial bearer. Here, the surname Boruta is derived from the nickname Boroda, meaning "beard", the two words are ultimately cognitive. In Eastern Europe, clean-shavenness was in fashion from the 12th to the 16th centuries, except among Jews, so bearded men stood out as exceptional. Among Jewish men, on the other hand, beards were the norm, and someone who was beardless stood out, hence the Eastern Ashkenazic surname of Bezborodka, meaning "beardless".
"Variants of the surname Boruta are Boroda, Broda, Brodecki, Brodski, Brada, Bradac, and Bradaty. Reference to this surname or to a variant includes a record of a family bearing the surname Boruta, who were granted the coat of arms of the family Jastrzebiec, from Bowtawa, the standard bearer of Drachony in 1458. Another family bearing the Boruta surname were granted the coat of arms of the family Nowina. This coat of arms was widespread mostly in the regions of Cracow, Lubin, Poznan, Sandomierz and Sieradz, and since 1414, the union of Horodla in Lithuania"
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