Show ContentsBorhound History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name Borhound date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Borhound family lived in Boreham, a parish four miles from Chelmsford, in the county of Essex.

Early Origins of the Borhound family

The surname Borhound 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. " [1]

Early History of the Borhound family

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Borhound 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 Borhound 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 Borhound include: Borham, Boreham, Borhunt, Borhont and others.

Early Notables of the Borhound 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...
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Migration of the Borhound 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 Borhound or a variant listed above: Thomas Boreham who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766.

  1. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print. on Facebook