Anglo-Saxon name Boram comes from the family having resided in Boreham, a parish four miles from Chelmsford, in the county of Essex.
Early Origins of the Boram family
Sussex and Essex where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Boram family
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Boram Spelling Variations
hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Borham, Boreham, Borhunt, Borhont and others.
Early Notables of the Boram family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boram family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Borams to arrive on North American shores: Thomas Boreham who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766.
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