Boggay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In Scottish history, few names go farther back than Boggay, whose ancestors lived among the clans of the Pictish tribe. The ancestors of the Boggay family 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.

Early Origins of the Boggay family

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

Important Dates for the Boggay family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boggay research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1485 and 1477 are included under the topic Early Boggay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Boggay Spelling Variations

Although Medieval Scotland lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations of Scottish single names. Boggay has been written Bogie, Boggie, Bolgie, Bolgy, Bogy and others.

Early Notables of the Boggay family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Boggay family

Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland or Australia, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Boggay: John Bogie who arrived in Philadelphia in 1822.

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