Show ContentsBogie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland were the ancestors of the first people to use the name Bogie. It comes from 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 Bogie family

The surname Bogie 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 Bogie family

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Bogie Spelling Variations

Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Bogie has appeared Bogie, Boggie, Bolgie, Bolgy, Bogy and others.

Early Notables of the Bogie family (pre 1700)

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United States Bogie migration to the United States +

Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Bogie name:

Bogie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • B Bogie, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1788 [1]
Bogie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Bogie who arrived in Philadelphia in 1822
  • John Bogie, who arrived in Mississippi in 1879 [1]

New Zealand Bogie migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Bogie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Margaret Bogie, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883

Contemporary Notables of the name Bogie (post 1700) +

  • David Bogie (b. 1987), Scottish rally driver, Scottish Rally Champion for five consecutive years from 2009 until 2013
  • Ian Bogie (b. 1967), English former footballer, and former manager of Gateshead and Stockport County

RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Norman Leslie Bogie (d. 1912), aged 29, English Second Class Bedroom Steward from Eastleigh, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett [2]

  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. Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from on Facebook