Borhont History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Borhont surname lived in Boreham, a parish four miles from Chelmsford, in the county of Essex.
Early Origins of the Borhont family
The surname Borhont was first found in Sussex "from the XV. century under the forms of Bourer, Boorer, Borer and Borrer, the extra ' R' being a somewhat recent addition These, together with the Atte-Bore, Atte-Bowre, de la Bore, Boreman, and other modifications, are probably derivable from the Anglo-Saxon bur, a bower, inner room, or bed-chamber. " 
Early History of the Borhont family
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Borhont Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Borhont are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Borhont include: Borham, Boreham, Borhunt, Borhont and others.
Early Notables of the Borhont family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Thomas Boreham of Calne; and Robert Boreman or Bourman (died 1675) D.D, a Church of England clergyman who supported the Royalist cause in the English Civil...
Migration of the Borhont family
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Borhont or a variant listed above: Thomas Boreham who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766.