An ancient Pictish-Scottish family was the first to use the name Boyan. It is a name for someone who 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 Boyan family
The surname Boyan 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.
Early History of the Boyan family
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Boyan Spelling Variations
During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations
of the name Boyan include Boyne, Boyn, Boynd and others.
Early Notables of the Boyan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boyan family to Ireland
Some of the Boyan family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 53 words (4 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 Boyan family to the New World and Oceana
Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia
and North America. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence
. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan
societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Boyan: Patrick Boyne who arrived in Philadelphia in 1874; Mathew Boyn arrived in Philadelphia in 1804 from Ireland.
Contemporary Notables of the name Boyan (post 1700)
- Elise Boyan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html