The family name Boughermyn is one of the oldest Anglo-Saxon
names of Britain. It was originally a name for a person 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 Boughermyn family
The surname Boughermyn was first found in Durham
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Boughermyn family
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Boughermyn Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Boughermyn include Bowerman, Bowreman and others.
Early Notables of the Boughermyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boughermyn family to Ireland
Some of the Boughermyn family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Boughermyn family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Henry Bowerman who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1804; John Bowerman arrived in San Francisco in 1850.