The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland
were the ancestors of first people to use the name Boagay. The name was found in the lands of Bogie in the parish of Abboshall, Fifeshire
. The name is a topographic
surname, which was given to a family who held a barony or lands, had houses, manors or estates in that area.
Early Origins of the Boagay family
The surname Boagay was first found in Fife
, where they had been anciently seated in the lands of Bolgyne from the earliest recorded Scottish settlers.
Early History of the Boagay family
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Boagay Spelling Variations
In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations
in names were common even among members of one family unit. Boagay has appeared Bogie, Boggie, Bolgie, Bolgy, Bogy and others.
Early Notables of the Boagay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boagay family to the New World and Oceana
Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland
, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan
societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Boagay: John Bogie who arrived in Philadelphia in 1822.