The name Bowrehan is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was originally a name for someone who 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 Bowrehan family
The surname Bowrehan was first found in Durham
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bowrehan family
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Bowrehan Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Bowrehan are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bowrehan include Bowerman, Bowreman and others.
Early Notables of the Bowrehan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bowrehan family to Ireland
Some of the Bowrehan 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 Bowrehan family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bowrehan or a variant listed above: Henry Bowerman who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1804; John Bowerman arrived in San Francisco in 1850.