Boog History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

In the Middle Ages, Viking immigrants settled the shores of Scotland and named many places. The Boog name was then created from one of these place names. They lived in a place noted for the presence of a ridge that formed a boundary between two distinct areas. It comes from a variant of the word boak or balk, of the same meaning. While historians generally agree upon the aforementioned topographical derivation, most believe that this name actually came from the area called Boak in the parish of Kirkholm.

Early Origins of the Boog family

The surname Boog was first found in Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Important Dates for the Boog family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boog research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1546, 1576, 1632, 1683 and are included under the topic Early Boog History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Boog Spelling Variations

Intuition and sound were the primary sources medieval scribes used to judge appropriate spellings and translations for names. The spelling of a name thus varied according to who was doing the recording. The different spelling variations of Boog include Boag, Boig, Book, Boack, Boge, Bogue, Boak, Bouk, Bouck, Bogues, Bogg, Boggs and many more.

Early Notables of the Boog family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Boog Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Boog family to Ireland

Some of the Boog family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Boog migration to the United States

In their new home, Scots found land and opportunity, and some even fought for their new freedom in the American War of Independence. Some, who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In this century, the ancestors of both of these groups have begun recovering their illustrious national heritage through Clan societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Boog name:

Boog Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Hendrick Boog, aged 24, who landed in New York in 1662 [1]
  • Hendrik Boog, aged 24, who arrived in New York in 1662 [1]
Boog Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Boog, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1801 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Boog (post 1700)

  • Lieutenant-General Sir William Boog Leishman FRS (1865-1926), Scottish pathologist, Director-General of Army Medical Services (1923 to 1926)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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