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Where did the Ukrainian Boykin family come from? What is the Ukrainian Boykin family crest and coat of arms? When did the Boykin family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Boykin family history?The surname Boykin is a nickname type surname that came from a person who was timid or fearful. The name Boykin is derived from the Slavic word bojazli, which means timid or fearful, or from the related word bojazn, which means fear or dread. This name is also of local origin and is the name of Bojko mountains, which are in Western Ukraine.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Boykin Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
- Anne Boykin, who arrived in Maryland in 1657
Boykin Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
- Robert Boykin, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
- Mrs. James C. Boykin, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1916
- James E. Boykin, aged 38, who settled in America, in 1919
- Irby Boykin, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
- Thomas C Boykin, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1919
- Earl Antoine Boykin (b. 1976), American professional basketball player
- Ronnie Boykin (1935-1980), American jazz bassist
- Mary Boykin (1823-1886), American author from South Carolina
- Lieutenant General William G. Boykin, United States Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence
- Keith Boykin (b. 1965), American broadcaster, author and commentator
- Frank William Boykin Sr. (1885-1969), served as an American Democratic Congressman
- Otis Frank Boykin (1920-1982), African-American inventor and engineer
- Deral Lamont Boykin (b. 1970), retired American football safety
- McKinley Boykin (b. 1983), American football defensive tackle
- Dr. John McCaa of Camden, South Carolina, 1793-1859, His Descendants (including the Boykin Family) by John McCaa.
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The Boykin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boykin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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