The surname Borman was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
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Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Borman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Frederick Borman, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860
John Borman, aged 42, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
Hettey Borman, aged 41, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
Mr. John Borman, (b. 1832), aged 42, British farm labourer travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Halcione" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand in September 1875 
Mrs. Hettey Borman, (b. 1833), aged 41, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Halcione" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand in September 1875 
^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X