In Scottish history, few names go farther back than Bolgey, whose ancestors lived among the clans of the Pictish tribe. They lived in the lands of Bogie in the parish of Abboshall, Fifeshire
. The name is a topographic
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 Bolgey family
The surname Bolgey 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 Bolgey family
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Bolgey Spelling Variations
The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations
of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Bolgey has been spelled Bogie, Boggie, Bolgie, Bolgy, Bogy and others.
Early Notables of the Bolgey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bolgey family to the New World and Oceana
This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence
. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Bolgey: John Bogie who arrived in Philadelphia in 1822.