The present generation of the Boevie family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the region of Bouville,
in Seine Maritime, which later changed to Bovilla,
Early Origins of the Boevie family
The surname Boevie was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Boevie family
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Boevie Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Boevie include Bovey, Bovie, Bovy and others.
Early Notables of the Boevie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boevie family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Boevie were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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.