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Borrowman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Anglo-Saxon name Borrowman comes from when its first bearer worked as a servant at the manor house having derived from the Old English word buri, which refers to "a fortified manor house", and was used to denote someone who worked at such a house.

Early Origins of the Borrowman family


The surname Borrowman was first found in Hampshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Borrowman family


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Borrowman 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 Borrowman include Berryman, Berriman, Borowman, Buriman, Beriman, Buryman, Birriman, Borrowman and many more.

Early Notables of the Borrowman family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Borrowman family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Borrowman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Borrowman, who landed in Canada in 1821

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