The ancient roots of the Boevy family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Boevy comes from when the family lived in the region of Bouville,
in Seine Maritime, which later changed to Bovilla,
Early Origins of the Boevy family
The surname Boevy was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Boevy family
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Boevy 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 Boevy has appeared include Bovey, Bovie, Bovy and others.
Early Notables of the Boevy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boevy 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 Boevy arrived in North America very early: 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.