The Boevey name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the region of Bouville,
in Seine Maritime, which later changed to Bovilla,
Early Origins of the Boevey family
The surname Boevey was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Boevey family
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Boevey Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Boevey has undergone many spelling variations
, including Bovey, Bovie, Bovy and others.
Early Notables of the Boevey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boevey family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Boevey were among those contributors: 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.