The ancient roots of the Bocotte family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Bocotte comes from when the family lived in Boycott,
an estate in the county of Salop.
Early Origins of the Bocotte family
The surname Bocotte was first found in Salop where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
by Duke William n 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Bocotte family
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Bocotte Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Bocotte has appeared include Boycott, Boycotte, Boykett, Bowcott and others.
Early Notables of the Bocotte family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bocotte family to Ireland
Some of the Bocotte family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 141 words (10 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 Bocotte family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Bocotte arrived in North America very early: Jarvis Boykett who settled in Charles Town Massachusetts in 1637.