I collect any data on the surname variants BOORER /BORER for the purposes of the One Name Study. However, other 'deviant' spellings can be found throughout history, and I am always very happy to provide a home for such .These different spellings may be caused by hearing or transcription errors , or could be from different and independent origins. Hence one can find Bura, Burra, Burah, Borrer. Borrah,and Boarer to name a few.
Bowra also occurs and there is a seperate One Name Study for this Surname but in my family its been used in a few events in parishes around Surrey/ Kent borders which is where the name is believed to have originated.
An important consideration when searching censuses is the possibility of enumeration and transcription errors. The following incorrect 'names' have been found,and by comparision with known data have been proven to be either Boorer or Borer. Booser Borser Booner Boone Bow Boner Bover Bores Boores Bones. Etc.