The name Bowerham comes from one of the family having 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 Bowerham family
The surname Bowerham was first found in Durham
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bowerham family
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Bowerham 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 Bowerham have been found, including: Bowerman, Bowreman and others.
Early Notables of the Bowerham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bowerham family to Ireland
Some of the Bowerham family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Bowerham 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 Bowerham, 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.