The history of the Boevee family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in the region of Bouville,
in Seine Maritime, which later changed to Bovilla,
Early Origins of the Boevee family
The surname Boevee was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Boevee family
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Boevee Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Boevee include Bovey, Bovie, Bovy and others.
Early Notables of the Boevee family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boevee family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Boevee or a variant listed above: The widow Bovey who settled in Barbados in 1680; Margaret Bovey settled in New England
in 1679; Jerome Bovie settled in New Netherlands
in 1663 with his wife and five children.