Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a person who was the official bowerman, which means the servant who attended to the room of the bower.
Early Origins of the Bowerghan family
Durham and Wiltshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Bowerghan family
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Bowerghan Spelling Variations
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. Bowerghan has been recorded under many different variations, including Bowerman, Bowreman and others.
Early Notables of the Bowerghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bowerghan family to Ireland
Some of the Bowerghan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bowerghan 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 Bowerghan or a variant listed above: Henry Bowerman who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1804; John Bowerman arrived in San Francisco in 1850.
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