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The ancestry of the name Bokeine dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in a village of Bocking, in the county of Essex near Braintree

Early Origins of the Bokeine family

The surname Bokeine was first found in Essex, at Bocking, a parish, in the union of Braintree, hundred of Hinckford. [1]

However, one of the first records of the family was Ralph Bocking (d. 1270), a Dominican friar, stated to have been a native of Chichester. "He was the private confessor of Richard Wych, who held the see of Chichester from 1245 till his death in 1253. " [2]

Early History of the Bokeine family

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Bokeine Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bokeine have been found, including Bocking, Boking, Bokings, Bockyng, Bockinges and others.

Early Notables of the Bokeine family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Edward Bocking, (d. 1534) a Benedictine monk famous for his opposition to King Henry VIII. He was the leading supporter of Elizabeth Barton, the nun of Kent. "A few months after Henry VIII's marriage with Anne Boleyn (28 May 1533), the...
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Migration of the Bokeine family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Bokeine, or a variant listed above: Richard Bocking, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1741.

  1. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print on Facebook