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Where did the English Boynton family come from? What is the English Boynton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Boynton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Boynton family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Boynton, Boyntun, Bointon, Bointen, Boynten and many more.

First found in Northumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boynton research. Another 165 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1471, 1600, 1641, 1689, 1680 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Boynton History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 43 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boynton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the Boynton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 31 words(2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Boynton Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century

  • William Boynton of Rowley Massachusetts, who settled in 1630 and migrated from Yorkshire
  • John Boynton settled in Massachusetts in 1630
  • William Boynton, who landed in Rowley, Massachusetts in 1640
  • John Boynton, who landed in Rowley, Massachusetts in 1643

Boynton Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • J Boynton, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Thomas Boynton, aged 39, arrived in New York in 1868
  • George Boynton, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1875
  • C. H. Boynton, aged 37, who emigrated to America, in 1894

Boynton Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century

  • C.B. Boynton, aged 33, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1903
  • Edward Everett Boynton, aged 46, who emigrated to America, in 1904
  • B. L. Boynton, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Edward Boynton, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Clementine Boynton, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910


  • Sandra Boynton (b. 1953), American humorist, songwriter, record producer, children's author and illustrator
  • Henry Van Ness Boynton (1835-1905), Union Army officer, Medal of Honor recipient
  • Benjamin Lee "Benny" Boynton (1898-1963), American NFL football player, member of the College Football Hall of Fame (1962)
  • Charles Lawrence Boynton (1864-1943), American botanist
  • Frank Ellis "F.E." Boynton (1859-1942), self-taught American botanist, possibly the brother of Charles Boynton
  • Jack Boynton (1928-2010), American Contemporary Surrealist artist
  • James S. Boynton (1833-1902), American politician and jurist, the 51st Governor of Georgia
  • John F. Boynton (1811-1890), early leader in the Latter Day Saint movement
  • Peter Boynton (b. 1957), American Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
  • Thomas Jefferson Boynton (1838-1871), American lawyer, journalist and judge



  • A Family Tree in America: Being a Genealogical Story of the Families of Deane, Putnam, Boynton, Gager, Bull, and Allied Families from the Year 1630 by Frank Putnam Deane.
  • Genealogy of Dr. John Butler, William Boynton or Byington and Allied Families byOpal Hinsey White.

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Il tempo passa
Motto Translation: Time passes.


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  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Boynton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boynton 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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