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Early Origins of the Boken family
Westmorland and Northumberland 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 Boken family
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Boken Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bowman, Boeman, Boyman, Boman and others.
Early Notables of the Boken family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boken family to Ireland
Some of the Boken family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Boken family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Boken Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Boken Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Numine et arcu
Motto Translation: The bow by God's providence.
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