The Bougherghan name was coined by the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. Bougherghan was originally a name given to someone who worked as a person who was the official bowerman,
which means the servant who attended to the room of the bower.
Early Origins of the Bougherghan family
The surname Bougherghan was first found in Durham
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bougherghan family
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Bougherghan Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Bougherghan are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bougherghan include: Bowerman, Bowreman and others.
Early Notables of the Bougherghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bougherghan family to Ireland
Some of the Bougherghan family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 61 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bougherghan family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bougherghan or a variant listed above: Henry Bowerman who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1804; John Bowerman arrived in San Francisco in 1850.