The story of the Boick family stretches back through time to the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of Scotland
in the Medieval era. The Boick name comes from a place named by these Vikings
and was used by a family who 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
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 Boick family
The surname Boick 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
Early History of the Boick family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boick research.Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1546, 1576, 1632, 1683 and are included under the topic Early Boick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boick Spelling Variations
In the Middle Ages, no real standards were established to judge the accuracy of spelling and translation. They were done mostly by ear and intuition, and enormous numbers of spelling variations
were the unsurprising result. Boick has appeared as Boag, Boig, Book, Boack, Boge, Bogue, Boak, Bouk, Bouck, Bogues, Bogg, Boggs and many more.
Early Notables of the Boick family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boick family to Ireland
Some of the Boick 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.
Migration of the Boick family to the New World and Oceana
North America was far from Britain's oppressive monarchy. There, the Scottish found land and freedom, and many even the opportunity to pay back England
in the American War of Independence
. This brave heritage survives today largely in Clan
societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Boick family in North America: Samuel Boag who settled in Savannah, Georgia, in 1820; Antony Boak arrived in Philadelphia in 1872; John Boag settled in Philadelphia in 1852; Anthony arrived in Philadelphia in 1872.