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Boughey is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Boughey family lived in Staffordshire, where they were lords of the manor Colton.

Boughey Early Origins



The surname Boughey was first found in Staffordshire where they were Lords of the Manor of Colton from very ancient times. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086, a survey initiated by Duke William of Normandy after his conquest of England at Hastings in 1066, the village of Colton was held by Ascelin from tenant-in-chief Earl Roger. Conjecturally the Boughies are descended from this Norman noble. In similar speculations, some say there is a relationship between the early Bougheys and the great Lords Bohun, one of the signers of the Magna Carta and that the surname Boughey, Buffey, or Boffey was interchangeable with Bohun. More recently, the parish of Forton in Staffordshire is home to a very distinguished branch of the this ancient family. "Aqualate Hall is a magnificent mansion, on the south side of a fine lake more than a mile in length, and half a mile in breadth, called Aqualate Meer; the house is surrounded by a spacious park and pleasure-grounds, adorned with plantations and some of the finest oak-trees in the county. This is the seat of Sir Thomas Fletcher Fenton Boughey, Bart., who is lord of the manor, and owner of nearly the whole parish." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Boughey Spelling Variations


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Boughey Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Boughey, Buffie, Boffey, Buffey, Boughie, Boffie, Boghey and many more.

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Boughey Early History


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Boughey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boughey research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1450, 1495 and 1590 are included under the topic Early Boughey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boughey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boughey Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, travelling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Boughey or a variant listed above: James Boffey who landed in North America in 1764.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boughey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boughey (post 1700)



  • Joseph Boughey, English 19th century footballer
  • Darren Boughey (b. 1970), English footballer
  • Sir John George Fletcher Boughey (b. 1959), 11th Baronet, English peer
  • Sir Richard James Boughey (1925-1978), 10th Baronet, Leutenant in the Coldstream Guards, High Sheriff of Sussex in 1964 and Deputy Lieutenant of the County
  • Sir Francis Boughey (1848-1927), 8th Baronet, English peer
  • Reverend Sir Robert Boughey (1843-1921), 7th Baronet, Vicar of Betley 1826-1921
  • Sir William Fletcher Boughey (1840-1912), 6th Baronet, Commander in the Royal Navy
  • Reverend Sir George Boughey (1837-1910), 5th Baronet, Rector of Forton 1863-1908
  • Sir Thomas Fletcher Fenton Boughey (1809-1880), 3rd Baronet, High Sheriff of Staffordshire in 1832
  • Sir John Fenton Boughey (1784-1823), 2nd Baronet, English politician, member of Parliament for Newcastle-under-Lyme (1812-1818)
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Nec quarere nec spernere honorem
Motto Translation: Neither to seek nor despise honor.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  11. ...

The Boughey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boughey 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.

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