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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. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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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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