Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a person who was the official bowerman, which means the servant who attended to the room of the bower.
Early Origins of the Bawerhan family
Durham and Wiltshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Bawerhan family
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Bawerhan Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Bowerman, Bowreman and others.
Early Notables of the Bawerhan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bawerhan family to Ireland
Some of the Bawerhan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bawerhan family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bawerhan were among those contributors: Henry Bowerman who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1804; John Bowerman arrived in San Francisco in 1850.
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