Bokeer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Bokeer family saga is rooted in the people of the Pictish Clan of ancient Scotland. The Bokeer family 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 Bokeer family
The surname Bokeer 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 Bokeer family
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Bokeer Spelling Variations
Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Bokeer include Bogie, Boggie, Bolgie, Bolgy, Bogy and others.
Early Notables of the Bokeer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bokeer family
The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Bokeer: John Bogie who arrived in Philadelphia in 1822.