Early Origins of the Bougherment family
Durham and Wiltshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Bougherment family
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Bougherment Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bougherment have been found, including: Bowerman, Bowreman and others.
Early Notables of the Bougherment family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bougherment family to Ireland
Some of the Bougherment family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bougherment family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Bougherment, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Henry Bowerman who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1804; John Bowerman arrived in San Francisco in 1850.
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