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The ancestors of the name Boughton date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in one of many places called Boughton throughout England. Settlements named Boughton were found in Huntingdonshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Northamptonshire. Great Boughton is found in Cheshire, and Kent was home to settlements called Boughton Aluph, Boughton Malherbe, Boughton Monchelsea, and Boughton under Blean.

Boughton Early Origins



The surname Boughton was first found in Warwickshire, where this "family of good antiquity, traced to Robert de Boreton, grandfather of William, who lived in the reign of Edward III. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
"Downton Hall [in Downton, Shropshire], the seat of Sir William Rouse Boughton, Bart., to whom the whole property belongs, is a handsome mansion, approached by a beautiful avenue two miles in length, on a gradual ascent, from which the scenery is extensive, romantic, and mountainous, embracing the Titterstone and the Clee hills." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Boughton Spelling Variations


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Boughton Spelling Variations



Boughton has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Boughton, Bourton, Borton, Boughten, Bourten, Borten, Bouton and many more.

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Boughton Early History


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Boughton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boughton research. Another 407 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1760, 1780, 1747, 1821, 1791, 1794, 1893, 1963, 1600, 1656, 1628, 1680, 1632, 1683, 1663, 1716, 1689 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Boughton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boughton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boughton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir William Boughton, 1st Baronet (1600-1656) of Lawford in the County of Warwick; Sir Edward Boughton, 2nd Baronet (1628-1680); Sir William Boughton, 3rd...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boughton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Boughtons to arrive on North American shores:

Boughton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jean Boughton, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635
  • John Boughton, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Tho Boughton, who landed in Virginia in 1639
  • Thomas Boughton who settled in Virginia in 1639
  • William Boughton, who arrived in Virginia in 1658
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Boughton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Boughton, who arrived in Maryland in 1743

Boughton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Boughton, aged 61, landed in Maryland in 1812
  • F Boughton, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • D. Boughton arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • James Boughton arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boughton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boughton (post 1700)



  • George Hezekiah Boughton (1792-1866), American politician
  • Alice Boughton (1866-1943), American photographer
  • Mark D. Boughton (b. 1964), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 2004, 2008 (alternate); Mayor of Danbury, Connecticut, 2010-12
  • Joseph Boughton, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 1st District, 1849
  • Henry I. Boughton, American politician, Mayor of Waterbury, Connecticut, 1878-80, 1886-90
  • Gordon H. Boughton, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Galena, Kansas, 1908-09
  • George W. Boughton, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York State Assembly from Bronx County 1st District, 1921
  • George H. Boughton, American politician, Member of New York State Senate 8th District, 1829-30
  • E. J. Boughton, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1912
  • Chauncey Boughton, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1846, 1858-59
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Boughton Historic Events


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Boughton Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. B. Boughton (d. 1912), aged 24, English Saloon Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Motto


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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: Omne bonum Dei donum
Motto Translation: Every good is the gift of God.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. 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.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  11. ...

The Boughton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boughton 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 28 October 2016 at 08:52.

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