The forefathers of the Boagg family were Viking settlers who came to Scotland
in the Middle Ages. Many places were named by these Norsemen, and the Boagg surname was taken on from one of these place names, when someone 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
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.
Early Origins of the Boagg family
The surname Boagg 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
Early History of the Boagg family
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Boagg Spelling Variations
Sound and intuition were the main things that scribes in the Middle Ages relied on when spelling and translating names. Since those factors varied, so did the spelling of the names. Spelling variations
of the name Boagg include Boag, Boig, Book, Boack, Boge, Bogue, Boak, Bouk, Bouck, Bogues, Bogg, Boggs and many more.
Early Notables of the Boagg family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boagg family to Ireland
Some of the Boagg 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.
Migration of the Boagg family to the New World and Oceana
In North America, the monarchy was thousands of miles away and Scots were free to settle on their own land and practice their own beliefs. The American War of Independence
provided an opportunity for these settlers to pay back the English monarchy and forge a new nation. Recently, this heritage has survived through North American highland games and Clan
societies. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Boagg or a variant listed above: Samuel Boag who settled in Savannah, Georgia, in 1820; Antony Boak arrived in Philadelphia in 1872; John Boag settled in Philadelphia in 1852; Anthony arrived in Philadelphia in 1872.