The name Bawehan first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in Boreham,
a parish four miles from Chelmsford, in the county of Essex.
Early Origins of the Bawehan family
The surname Bawehan was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bawehan family
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Bawehan Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Bawehan has appeared include Borham, Boreham, Borhunt, Borhont and others.
Early Notables of the Bawehan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bawehan family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Bawehan arrived in North America very early: Thomas Boreham who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766.