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
surname, which was given to a family who held a barony or lands, had houses, manors or estates in that area.
Early Origins of the Bogay family
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.
Early History of the Bogay family
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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.
Early Notables of the Bogay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bogay family to the New World and Oceana
In such difficult times, Ireland
, 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.