Show ContentsBora History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestry of the name Bora dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Boreham, a parish four miles from Chelmsford, in the county of Essex.

Early Origins of the Bora family

The surname Bora was first found in Sussex "from the XV. century under the forms of Bourer, Boorer, Borer and Borrer, the extra ' R' being a somewhat recent addition These, together with the Atte-Bore, Atte-Bowre, de la Bore, Boreman, and other modifications, are probably derivable from the Anglo-Saxon bur, a bower, inner room, or bed-chamber. " [1]

Early History of the Bora family

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Bora Spelling Variations

Spelling variations 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.

Early Notables of the Bora family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Thomas Boreham of Calne; and Robert Boreman or Bourman (died 1675) D.D, a Church of England clergyman who supported the Royalist cause in the English Civil...
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Migration of the Bora family

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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Bora (post 1700) +

  • Mahim Bora (1924-2016), Indian writer and educationist

  1. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print. on Facebook