Show ContentsBolgay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The annals of Scottish history reveal that Bolgay was first used as a name by ancestors of the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland. The Bolgay 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 Bolgay family

The surname Bolgay 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 Bolgay family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bolgay research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1485 and 1477 are included under the topic Early Bolgay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bolgay Spelling Variations

Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Bolgay has been spelled Bogie, Boggie, Bolgie, Bolgy, Bogy and others.

Early Notables of the Bolgay family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bolgay family

In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Bolgay: John Bogie who arrived in Philadelphia in 1822. on Facebook