The Boegard surname may have been a topographic name for someone living by an orchard, or a habitational name taken on from any of various places named with this word.
Early Origins of the Boegard family
The surname Boegard was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
Early History of the Boegard family
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Boegard Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bogaert, Bogaart, Bogaerde, Bogard, Bogarde, Bogaerds, Bogaers, Bogaerts and many more.
Early Notables of the Boegard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boegard family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Gysbert Bogart, who arrived in New York, NY in 1640; Cornelis Cornelisse Bogaert, who arrived in New York in 1640; Theunis Gysbertse Bogaert, who arrived in New York in 1652.