The founding heritage of the Bowerment family is in the Anglo-Saxon
culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Bowerment comes from when one of the family 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 Bowerment family
The surname Bowerment was first found in Durham
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bowerment family
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Bowerment Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bowerment has been spelled many different ways, including Bowerman, Bowreman and others.
Early Notables of the Bowerment family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bowerment family to Ireland
Some of the Bowerment family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 61 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bowerment family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bowerments to arrive in North America: Henry Bowerman who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1804; John Bowerman arrived in San Francisco in 1850.