culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in
a parish four miles from Chelmsford, in the county of Essex.
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in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bora have been found, including Borham, Boreham, Borhunt, Borhont and others.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Bora, or a variant listed above: Thomas Boreham who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766.