The many generations and branches of the Bowermynd family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name reveals that an early member 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 Bowermynd family
The surname Bowermynd was first found in Durham
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bowermynd family
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Bowermynd Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bowermynd were recorded, including Bowerman, Bowreman and others.
Early Notables of the Bowermynd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bowermynd family to Ireland
Some of the Bowermynd 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 Bowermynd family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Bowermynd family emigrate to North America: Henry Bowerman who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1804; John Bowerman arrived in San Francisco in 1850.