The Boyerhan name was originally an Anglo-Saxon
name that was given to a person who was the official bowerman,
which means the servant who attended to the room of the bower.
Early Origins of the Boyerhan family
The surname Boyerhan was first found in Durham
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Boyerhan family
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Boyerhan Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Boyerhan has undergone many spelling variations
, including Bowerman, Bowreman and others.
Early Notables of the Boyerhan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boyerhan family to Ireland
Some of the Boyerhan family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Boyerhan family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Boyerhan were among those contributors: Henry Bowerman who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1804; John Bowerman arrived in San Francisco in 1850.