The Boughoyd name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in or near the village of Bowood
, in the parish of Netherbury in Dorset.
Early Origins of the Boughoyd family
The surname Boughoyd was first found in Dorset
, where the name is associated with the village of Bowood in the parish of Netherbury. In the Domesday Book
survey of 1086 Bowood was recorded as lands held by the Bishop of Salisbury. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Early History of the Boughoyd family
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Boughoyd Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Boughoyd has undergone many spelling variations
, including Bowd, Bowood, Bowode, Bowed, Bowwd, Bowoode and many more.
Early Notables of the Boughoyd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boughoyd family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Boughoyd were among those contributors: A. Bowde, who arrived in New Jersey in 1664.