Bogy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Today's generation of the Bogy family inherits a name that was first used by the Scottish tribe known as the Picts. The first family to use the name Bogy 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 Bogy family

The surname Bogy 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 Bogy family

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

Bogy Spelling Variations

Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Bogy has appeared Bogie, Boggie, Bolgie, Bolgy, Bogy and others.

Early Notables of the Bogy family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Bogy family

Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Bogy: John Bogie who arrived in Philadelphia in 1822.

Contemporary Notables of the name Bogy (post 1700) +

  • Lewis Vital Bogy (1813-1877), American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives, 1840; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1873-77 [1]
  • Bernard P. Bogy, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 11th District, 1920, 1922 [1]

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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