The Boughermend family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member 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 Boughermend family
The surname Boughermend was first found in Durham
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Boughermend family
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Boughermend Spelling Variations
Boughermend has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Boughermend have been found, including Bowerman, Bowreman and others.
Early Notables of the Boughermend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boughermend family to Ireland
Some of the Boughermend family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Boughermend family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Boughermends to arrive on North American shores: Henry Bowerman who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1804; John Bowerman arrived in San Francisco in 1850.