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Boughen is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Boughen family lived in Sussex. Their name, however, does not refer to that area, but to their former place of residence, the town of Bohun, in the French maritime department of La Manche, in western Normandy.

Boughen Early Origins



The surname Boughen was first found in Sussex, where they had been granted lands by King William after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Boughen Spelling Variations


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Boughen Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Bohon, Bohun, Bone, Boon, Boone, Bohan, Bound and many more.

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Boughen Early History


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Boughen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boughen research. Another 311 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1176, 1220, 1st , 1215, 1275, 1st , 1298, 1342, 1373, 1368, 1394, 1587, 1660, 1645, 1699 and 1698 are included under the topic Early Boughen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boughen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boughen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Humphrey VII de Bohun (d. 1298), 3rd Earl of Hereford and 2nd Earl of Essex, who, along with Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk, led the barons in opposition to King Edward I; Humphrey de Bohun (1342-1373), 7th (and last) Earl of Hereford, 6th...

Another 81 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boughen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boughen In Ireland


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Boughen In Ireland



Some of the Boughen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Boughen or a variant listed above were:

Boughen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Boughen, aged 24, who landed in America from Birmingham, in 1898

Boughen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George F. Boughen, aged 19, who settled in America from Norfolk, England, in 1909
  • Samuel Boughen, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1921
  • James Boughen, aged 73, who landed in America, in 1923
  • John Boughen, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States, in 1924

Boughen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Boughen, aged 36, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Royal Charlie"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boughen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boughen (post 1700)



  • Ray Boughen (b. 1937), Canadian Conservative politician in the electoral district of Palliser, Saskatchewan

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Boughen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boughen Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 25 October 2013 at 13:33.

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