Boggis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The place name, from which the Boggis family take their surname arrived in Scotland with the Viking settlers. The first to use Boggis as a name no doubt lived in a place noted for the presence of a ridge that formed a boundary between two distinct areas. It comes from a variant of the word boak or balk, of the same meaning. While historians generally agree upon the aforementioned topographical derivation, most believe that this name actually came from the area called Boak in the parish of Kirkholm.

Early Origins of the Boggis family

The surname Boggis was first found in Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Boggis family

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Boggis Spelling Variations

Few standards of spelling and translation existed in the Middle Ages. spelling variations, are thus, an extremely common occurrence in records of ancient Scottish names. Over the years, Boggis has been spelled Boag, Boig, Book, Boack, Boge, Bogue, Boak, Bouk, Bouck, Bogues, Bogg, Boggs and many more.

Early Notables of the Boggis family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Boggis family to Ireland

Some of the Boggis family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Boggis migration to the United States +

Land and opportunity greeted all those who made it across the Atlantic. These settlers and their children went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Clan societies and other Scottish organizations have preserved much of this heritage for the ancestors of those brave Scots. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Boggis to North America:

Boggis Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Boggis, who arrived in Virginia in 1656 [1]
  • Mary Boggis, who landed in Virginia in 1656 [1]
  • Rob Boggis, who arrived in Virginia in 1656 [1]

Australia Boggis migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Boggis Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • George Boggis, aged 26, a shepherd, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Anglia" [2]
  • George Boggis, aged 22, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Carnatic"

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANGLIA 1852. Retrieved on Facebook
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