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Borhonde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Borhonde family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Borhonde comes from when the family lived in Boreham, a parish four miles from Chelmsford, in the county of Essex.

Early Origins of the Borhonde family

The surname Borhonde was first found in Sussex and Essex where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Borhonde family

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Borhonde Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Borhonde has appeared include Borham, Boreham, Borhunt, Borhont and others.

Early Notables of the Borhonde family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Borhonde family to the New World and Oceana

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Borhonde arrived in North America very early: Thomas Boreham who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766.

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