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Boye Surname History


Origins Available: French , Scottish


The name Boye is an age-old Dalriadan-Scottish nickname for a person with fair hair. The surname Bowie is derived from the Gaelic word buidhe, which was used to describe a person with blonde hair. The surname Bowie is also derived from the Scottish Gaelic personal name Bowen, which refers to the son of Owen.


Early Origins of the Boye family


The surname Boye was first found in Kintyre, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Boye family


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Another 144 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boye History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Boye Spelling Variations


The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Boye has appeared as Bowie, Bowey, Bowy, Bouwie, Bouwey, Bouwy, Bouwy, Bawie, Bawey and many more.

Early Notables of the Boye family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Boye family to Ireland


Some of the Boye family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Boye family to the New World and Oceana


Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Boye or a variant listed above:

Boye Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Boye, who landed in New England in 1651-1652 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Boye, who arrived in America in 1652 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Boye Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jaime Boye, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1822 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Friedrich Boye, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Boye Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Hanas Kristensen Boye, who landed in Mississippi in 1905 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Boye (post 1700)


  • Brigadier-General Frederic William Boye (1891-1970), American Senior Instructor, Officers Reserve Corps, Washington D.C. Military District (1947-) [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 22) Frederic Boye. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Boye/Frederic_William/USA.html
  • L. C. Boyé, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Buen Ayre, 1884-98 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles Joseph Boyé, Baron d'Abaumont, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Charles Boyé. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Jacques Boyé, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Jacques Boyé. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Torben Boye (b. 1966), Danish former professional footballer
  • Mame Madior Boye (b. 1940), former Prime Minister of Senegal
  • Jan Boye (b. 1962), Danish politician
  • Anker Boye (b. 1950), Danish politician
  • Karin Maria Boye (1900-1941), Swedish poet and novelist

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 22) Frederic Boye. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Boye/Frederic_William/USA.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Charles Boyé. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  5. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Jacques Boyé. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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