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Bougham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Welsh


The name Bougham arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Bougham family lived in Sussex. Their name, however, does not refer to that area, but to their former place of residence, the town of Bohun, in the French maritime department of La Manche, in western Normandy.


Early Origins of the Bougham family


The surname Bougham was first found in Sussex. Humphrey with the Beard (died c. 1113) was a Norman soldier and nobleman fought in the Norman Conquest of England of 1066 and is the earliest known ancestor of the de Bohun family. He had three sons: Robert de Bohun, who had no issue; Richard de Bohun, progenitor through the female line, of the Bohuns of Midhurst; and Humphrey I de Bohun (died c.1123) who through marriage became "the founder of the fortunes of his family." His son, Humphrey II de Bohun (died 1165) continued the lineage. His son, Henry de Bohun (1176-1220), was the 1st Earl of Hereford and Hereditary Constable of England from 1199 to 1220.

Early History of the Bougham family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bougham research.
Another 156 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1176, 1220, 1215, 1275, 1298, 1342, 1373, 1368, 1394, 1587, 1660, 1645, 1699, 1698 and are included under the topic Early Bougham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bougham Spelling Variations


A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Bohon, Bohun, Bone, Boon, Boone, Bohan, Bound and many more.

Early Notables of the Bougham family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Humphrey VII de Bohun (d. 1298), 3rd Earl of Hereford and 2nd Earl of Essex, who, along with Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk, led the barons in opposition to King Edward I; Humphrey de Bohun (1342-1373), 7th (and last) Earl of Hereford, 6th...
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Migration of the Bougham family to Ireland


Some of the Bougham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bougham family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bougham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Bougham, aged 22, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Thomas Arbuthnot"

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