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The name Borram is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Boreham, a parish four miles from Chelmsford, in the county of Essex.

Borram Early Origins



The surname Borram was first found in Sussex and Essex where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Borram Spelling Variations


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Borram Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Borram has been spelled many different ways, including Borham, Boreham, Borhunt, Borhont and others.

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Borram Early History


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Borram Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Borram research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 167 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Borram History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Borram Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Borram Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Borram Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Borrams to arrive in North America: Thomas Boreham who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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    The Borram Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Borram Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 6 November 2012 at 16:14.

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