Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain were the first to use the name of Boaerghan. The name had a practical origin since it came from when its initial bearer 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 Boaerghan family
Durham and Wiltshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Boaerghan family
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Boaerghan Spelling Variations
Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Boaerghan include Bowerman, Bowreman and others.
Early Notables of the Boaerghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boaerghan family to Ireland
Some of the Boaerghan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Boaerghan family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Boaerghan or a variant listed above: Henry Bowerman who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1804; John Bowerman arrived in San Francisco in 1850.
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