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Boreham is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in Boreham, a parish four miles from Chelmsford, in the county of Essex.

Boreham Early Origins



The surname Boreham 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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Boreham Spelling Variations


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Boreham Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Boreham has been recorded under many different variations, including Borham, Boreham, Borhunt, Borhont and others.

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Boreham Early History


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Boreham Early History



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

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Boreham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boreham Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Boreham or a variant listed above:

Boreham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Boreham who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766

Boreham Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Robert Boreham, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Boreham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Stephen Boreham, English convict from Suffolk, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844
  • Henry Boreham, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Telegraph"
  • Thomas Boreham, aged 49, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Oriental,"
  • William Boreham, aged 24, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Oriental,"
  • Stephen Boreham, aged 22, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Oriental,"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boreham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boreham (post 1700)



  • Roland Stanford "Bud" Boreham (1924-2006), American engineer and businessman, CEO of Baldor Electric
  • Sir Leslie Boreham (1919-2004), English High Court Judge
  • Frank William Boreham (1871-1959), English born, Baptist preacher, who worked in New Zealand, Australia, and England
  • Sir John Boreham KCB (1925-1994), British statistician and the director of the Central Statistical Office of the United Kingdom from 1978 to 1985
  • Jamie Boreham (b. 1978), professional Canadian football placekicker

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844

Other References

  1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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The Boreham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boreham 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 24 November 2014 at 11:17.

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