The chronicles of the Bogger family reach back into Scottish history to an ancient tribe known as the Picts
. The ancestors of the Bogger family 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 Bogger family
The surname Bogger 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 Bogger family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bogger research.Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1485 and 1477 are included under the topic Early Bogger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bogger Spelling Variations
When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred
years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations
every time they were written. Bogger has been written Bogie, Boggie, Bolgie, Bolgy, Bogy and others.
Early Notables of the Bogger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bogger family to the New World and Oceana
The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence
. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Bogger: John Bogie who arrived in Philadelphia in 1822.