Welcome to the website documenting the Boraman family history. The website records all known Boraman individuals and the pedigree of each
family. If this is your first time on the website, I would recommend reading the Help to get some ideas on how to proceed and how to use the
The primary origin of Boraman individuals appears to be England, with the Australian, New Zealand and Canadian branches having been as a result of emigration from England. There are several Boramans identified in the USA, but to date nothing has been found to suggest from where they immigrated.
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Samuel Boraman's decision to emigrate to Australia in 1858 started the Australian and New Zealand branch of the family.
Lilian Boraman designed lingerie for, amongst others, the late Queen Mother. Funnily, no photos seem to exist....
The person with the wierdest name - Boraman doesn't seem so bad after that.
William Boraman was convicted of stealing 1lb of butter from his master, and sentenced, at the Old Bailey no less, to one month in prison. What a rascal!
In 1901 John attempted to join a ship bound for the Boer War in a home made khaki uniform but was turned away as he didn't have enough money in his pocket to get there. The local townsfolk obviously thought this was funny as they proceeded to test his ability to withstand swords by inserting long hatpins into him! Eventually the local fire brigade had to turn their hose on the crowd and the police sergeant rescued John and escorted him home. Later in the same year he again attempted to enlist but had a misunderstanding with the enlistment officer about who paid the expenses and again in 1902 enlisted as a farrier - certainly full marks for persistence. He also worked in a circus, performed high dives into swimming pools and was mauled by a tiger after caressing it one night! Quite a character!
A total of 249 families are recorded, comprising 786 people of which 365 are Boramans.
There are 195 different surnames recorded.
The longest living person was Frances Emily Boraman who died aged 96.