The ancient name of Bowrement finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a person who was the official bowerman,
which means the servant who attended to the room of the bower.
Early Origins of the Bowrement family
The surname Bowrement was first found in Durham
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bowrement family
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Bowrement Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bowrement family name include Bowerman, Bowreman and others.
Early Notables of the Bowrement family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bowrement family to Ireland
Some of the Bowrement family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Bowrement family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bowrement surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Henry Bowerman who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1804; John Bowerman arrived in San Francisco in 1850.