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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.

Early Origins of the Boreham family


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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Early History of the Boreham family

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Early History of the Boreham family


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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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Early Notables of the Boreham family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Boreham family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Boreham family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Boreham family to the New World and Oceana


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, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Telegraph"
  • Thomas Boreham, aged 49, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Oriental,"
  • William Boreham, aged 24, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Oriental,"
  • Stephen Boreham, aged 22, a farm servant, who 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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  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

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