The story of the Boagy family begins in ancient Scotland
among the Pictish clans. The Boagy family lived 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 Boagy family
The surname Boagy 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 Boagy family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boagy research.Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1485 and 1477 are included under the topic Early Boagy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boagy Spelling Variations
Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations
were a common result of this process. Boagy has appeared Bogie, Boggie, Bolgie, Bolgy, Bogy and others.
Early Notables of the Boagy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boagy family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence
. The Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Boagy name: John Bogie who arrived in Philadelphia in 1822.