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The ancestors of the Bogay family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. They lived in the lands of Bogie in the parish of Abboshall, Fifeshire. The name is a topographic or local surname, which was given to a family who held a barony or lands, had houses, manors or estates in that area.

Bogay Early Origins



The surname Bogay was first found in Fife, where they had been anciently seated in the lands of Bolgyne from the earliest recorded Scottish settlers.

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Bogay Spelling Variations


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Bogay Spelling Variations



In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Bogay has been spelled Bogie, Boggie, Bolgie, Bolgy, Bogy and others.

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Bogay Early History


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Bogay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bogay research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1485 and 1477 are included under the topic Early Bogay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bogay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bogay Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bogay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Bogay: John Bogie who arrived in Philadelphia in 1822.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Bogay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bogay Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 27 November 2014 at 14:12.

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