Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Boreghan is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Boreham,
a parish four miles from Chelmsford, in the county of Essex.
Early Origins of the Boreghan family
The surname Boreghan was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Boreghan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boreghan research.Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 167 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Boreghan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boreghan Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Boreghan has been spelled many different ways, including Borham, Boreham, Borhunt, Borhont and others.
Early Notables of the Boreghan family (pre 1700)
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boreghan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boreghan family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Boreghans to arrive in North America: Thomas Boreham who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766.