The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Borhan come from when the family resided in Boreham,
a parish four miles from Chelmsford, in the county of Essex.
Early Origins of the Borhan family
The surname Borhan was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Borhan family
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Borhan 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. Borhan has been recorded under many different variations, including Borham, Boreham, Borhunt, Borhont and others.
Early Notables of the Borhan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Borhan 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 Borhan or a variant listed above: Thomas Boreham who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766.