Boughent History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Today's generation of the Boughent family inherits a name that was first used by the Scottish tribe known as the Picts. The first family to use the name Boughent lived in the lands of Boyne, near Portsoy in Banffshire since very early times. Translating from the Gaelic, the name means dweller by the river Boyne.

Early Origins of the Boughent family

The surname Boughent was first found in Banffshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Bhanbh), former Scottish county located in the northeasterly Grampian region of Scotland, now of divided between the Council Areas of Moray and Aberdeenshire, where they held a family seat in the ancient thanedom of Boyne near Portsoy in that shire.

Important Dates for the Boughent family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boughent research. Another 128 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1556, 1577, 1613, 1591, 1690, 1750 and 1810 are included under the topic Early Boughent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Boughent Spelling Variations

Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Boughent has appeared Boyne, Boyn, Boynd and others.

Early Notables of the Boughent family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Boughent Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Boughent family to Ireland

Some of the Boughent family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 32 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Boughent family

Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Boughent: Patrick Boyne who arrived in Philadelphia in 1874; Mathew Boyn arrived in Philadelphia in 1804 from Ireland.

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