The Borhonte name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in Boreham,
a parish four miles from Chelmsford, in the county of Essex.
Early Origins of the Borhonte family
The surname Borhonte was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Borhonte family
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Borhonte Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Borhonte has undergone many spelling variations
, including Borham, Boreham, Borhunt, Borhont and others.
Early Notables of the Borhonte family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Borhonte family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Borhonte were among those contributors: Thomas Boreham who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766.