The ancient history of the Borhunt name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in Boreham,
a parish four miles from Chelmsford, in the county of Essex.
Early Origins of the Borhunt family
The surname Borhunt was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Borhunt family
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Borhunt Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Borhunt include Borham, Boreham, Borhunt, Borhont and others.
Early Notables of the Borhunt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Borhunt family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Borhunt or a variant listed above: Thomas Boreham who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766.