Anglo-Saxon name Boidell comes from when the family resided in Cheshire, where it is believed they took their name from the place-name Boydell, which most people believe was located in Norfolk.
Early Origins of the Boidell family
Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Boidell family
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Boidell Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Boidell has been recorded under many different variations, including Boydell, Boydall and others.
Early Notables of the Boidell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boidell family to Ireland
Some of the Boidell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Boidell family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Boidell or a variant listed above: Thomas Boydell who settled in Massachusetts in 1634.
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