The present generation of the Borhond family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in Boreham,
a parish four miles from Chelmsford, in the county of Essex.
Early Origins of the Borhond family
The surname Borhond was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Borhond family
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Borhond Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Borhond include Borham, Boreham, Borhunt, Borhont and others.
Early Notables of the Borhond family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Borhond family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Borhond were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Thomas Boreham who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766.