Boffington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Boffington family
The surname Boffington was first found in East Riding of Yorkshire at Boynton, a village and civil parish which dates back to the Domesday Book where it was first listed as Bouintone. 
The Byington variant is Saxon, derived from Bying, a habitation, and ton, a hill or inclosure. 
"Boynton Hall, the residence of the Baronet, is a lofty and handsome mansion, beautifully situated upon an eminence in a richly wooded park; the acclivities present some fine plantations, and a large sheet of water ornaments the grounds." 
"Bartholomew de Bovington, living a the beginning of the 12th century, stands at the head of the pedigree; other authorities mention Sir Ingram de Boynton of Aclam who lived in the reign of Henry III, as the first ancestor." 
The parish of Roxby in the North Riding of Yorkshire had some more early records of the family. "This place, in the Domesday Survey called Rozebi, was formerly the property of the Boynton family, who had a considerable mansion here, and in the reign of Henry V. founded a chapel of ease to the rectory of Hinderwell, of which they were patrons." 
Much further to the south in the parish of Lanteglos, Cornwall, Robert de Boyton in the reign of Edward I. gave the church of Lanteglos, to the hospital of St. James at Bridgewater. 
Early History of the Boffington family
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Boffington Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Boynton, Boyntun, Bointon, Bointen, Boynten and many more.
Early Notables of the Boffington family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir Matthew Boynton, 1st Baronet of Barmston, Yorkshire (1591–1647); Sir Francis Boynton, 2nd Baronet of Barmston, Yorkshire...
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Migration of the Boffington family to Ireland
Some of the Boffington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boffington family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Boynton of Rowley Massachusetts, who settled in 1630 and migrated from Yorkshire; John Boynton settled in Massachusetts in 1630.
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The Boffington Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Il tempo passa
Motto Translation: Time passes.
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Charnock, Richard, Stephen, Ludus Patronymicus of The Etymology of Curious Surnames. London: Trubner & Co., 60 Paternoster Row, 1868. Print.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
- ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print