Boeerhan is an Anglo-Saxon
name. The name was originally given to a person who was the official bowerman,
which means the servant who attended to the room of the bower.
Early Origins of the Boeerhan family
The surname Boeerhan was first found in Durham
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Boeerhan family
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Boeerhan 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 Boeerhan has appeared include Bowerman, Bowreman and others.
Early Notables of the Boeerhan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boeerhan family to Ireland
Some of the Boeerhan family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Boeerhan 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 Boeerhan arrived in North America very early: Henry Bowerman who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1804; John Bowerman arrived in San Francisco in 1850.