culture. It comes from when the family lived in
a parish four miles from Chelmsford, in the county of Essex.
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Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Boorman were recorded, including Borham, Boreham, Borhunt, Borhont and others.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Boorman family emigrate to North America:
Boorman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Joseph Boorman, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1902
- Mary Sophia Boorman, aged 32, who settled in America from London, in 1904
- Frederick Boorman, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from Sittingbourne, England, in 1907
- George Boorman, aged 28, who settled in America from Greenstreet, England, in 1908
- Henry Boorman, aged 24, who landed in America from Worthing, England, in 1908
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Boorman Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Daisy L. Boorman, aged 24, who emigrated to Vancouver, Canada, in 1912
- Harry E. Boorman, aged 30, who settled in Vancouver, Canada, in 1912
Boorman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Boorman, aged 36, a wheelwright, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Fatima" CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque FATIMA 1850, 521 tons. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Fatima.htm
Boorman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Annie Boorman, aged 18, a housemaid, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884