The name Bougherham finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one 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 Bougherham family
The surname Bougherham was first found in Durham
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bougherham family
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Bougherham Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bougherham has been recorded under many different variations, including Bowerman, Bowreman and others.
Early Notables of the Bougherham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bougherham family to Ireland
Some of the Bougherham family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Bougherham family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bougherham or a variant listed above: Henry Bowerman who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1804; John Bowerman arrived in San Francisco in 1850.