Origins Available: English
The name Borken is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in Boreham,
a parish four miles from Chelmsford, in the county of Essex.
Early Origins of the Borken family
The surname Borken was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Borken family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Borken research.Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 167 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Borken History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Borken 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 Borken 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. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Borken include: Borham, Boreham, Borhunt, Borhont and others.
Early Notables of the Borken family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Borken family to the New World and Oceana
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 Borken or a variant listed above: Thomas Boreham who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766.