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Bockie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Bockie is a name whose ancestors lived among the Picts, a tribe in ancient Scotland. The Bockie family lived in the lands of Bogie in the parish of Abboshall, Fifeshire. The name is a topographic or local 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 Bockie family

The surname Bockie 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 Bockie family

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Bockie Spelling Variations

The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations. Bockie has been spelled Bogie, Boggie, Bolgie, Bolgy, Bogy and others.

Early Notables of the Bockie family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bockie family to the New World and Oceana

The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Bockie: John Bogie who arrived in Philadelphia in 1822.

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