The name Bawermyn has been recorded in British history since the time when the Anglo-Saxons
ruled over the region. The name is assumed to have been given to someone who was a person who was the official bowerman,
which means the servant who attended to the room of the bower.
Early Origins of the Bawermyn family
The surname Bawermyn was first found in Durham
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bawermyn family
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Bawermyn Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bawermyn has been spelled many different ways, including Bowerman, Bowreman and others.
Early Notables of the Bawermyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bawermyn family to Ireland
Some of the Bawermyn family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 61 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bawermyn family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bawermyns to arrive in North America: Henry Bowerman who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1804; John Bowerman arrived in San Francisco in 1850.