culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a servant at the manor house having derived from the Old English word
which refers to "a fortified manor house", and was used to denote someone who worked at such a house.
from ancient times.
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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 Berumen has undergone many spelling variations
, including Berryman, Berriman, Borowman, Buriman, Beriman, Buryman, Birriman, Borrowman and many more.
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 Berumen were among those contributors: John Berryman who arrived in Virginia in 1663; and Robert Berryman, who came to Virginia in 1718.