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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.

Bora Early Origins



The surname Bora was first found in Sussex and Essex where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Bora Spelling Variations


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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.

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Bora Early History


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Bora Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bora research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 167 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Bora History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bora Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bora Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bora Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bora (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bora (post 1700)



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

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Bora Family Crest Products


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Bora Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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    The Bora Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bora Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 8 August 2016 at 08:43.

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