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The Boag family name comes from a place named by the Viking settlers who arrived in the shores of Scotland in the Middle Ages. The Boag name comes from someone having lived in a place noted for the presence of a ridge that formed a boundary between two distinct areas. It comes from a variant of the word boak or balk, of the same meaning. While historians generally agree upon the aforementioned topographical derivation, most believe that this name actually came from the area called Boak in the parish of Kirkholm.

Boag Early Origins



The surname Boag was first found in Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Boag Spelling Variations


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Boag Spelling Variations



Contemporary spellings of ancient Scottish names often bear little resemblance to the original recorded versions. These spelling variations result from the fact that medieval scribes spelled words and names alike according to their sounds. Boag has been spelled Boag, Boig, Book, Boack, Boge, Bogue, Boak, Bouk, Bouck, Bogues, Bogg, Boggs and many more.

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Boag Early History


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Boag Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boag research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1546, 1576, 1632, 1683 and are included under the topic Early Boag History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boag Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boag Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Boag In Ireland


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Boag In Ireland



Some of the Boag family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The colonies on the fertile east coast of North America soon had many farms run by Scots. These hardy settlers provided a backbone for the great nations of the United States and Canada that would emerge in the next centuries. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Boag or a variant listed above, including:

Boag Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Boag, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1773

Boag Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Boag who settled in Savannah, Georgia, in 1820
  • William S Boag, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1822
  • John Boag settled in Philadelphia in 1852
  • John Boag, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • Anthony Boag arrived in Philadelphia in 1872

Boag Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • A Boag, who landed in Canada in 1821
  • Michael Boag, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Ugoni" from Belfast, Ireland

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boag (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boag (post 1700)



  • Wally Boag (b. 1920), American stage performer
  • Peter T Boag, Professor of Biology at Queen's University, Canada
  • James Boag I (1804-1890), Australian (Emigrated from Scotland in 1853), founder and proprietor Boag's Brewery in Tasmania, Australia
  • John Boag, Professor of Physics at the University of London
  • Keith Boag, Canadian television journalist
  • Erin Boag (b. 1975), New Zealand ballroom dancer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    2. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    3. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    8. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    9. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Boag Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boag 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 August 2016 at 23:40.

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