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The origins of the Bowreghan surname lie with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name Bowreghan began when someone in that family worked as a person who was the official bowerman, which means the servant who attended to the room of the bower.

Bowreghan Early Origins



The surname Bowreghan was first found in Durham and Wiltshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Bowreghan Spelling Variations


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Bowreghan Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Bowreghan has appeared include Bowerman, Bowreman and others.

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Bowreghan Early History


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Bowreghan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bowreghan research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bowreghan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bowreghan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bowreghan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bowreghan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bowreghan In Ireland


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Bowreghan In Ireland



Some of the Bowreghan 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.

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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Bowreghan arrived in North America very early: Henry Bowerman who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1804; John Bowerman arrived in San Francisco in 1850.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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    The Bowreghan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bowreghan Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 31 January 2013 at 16:16.

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