tribes of Britain were the first to use the name of Boughyer. The name had a practical origin since it came from when its initial bearer worked as a maker or trader of bows.
Early Origins of the Boughyer family
The surname Boughyer was first found in Buckinghamshire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Boughyer family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boughyer research.Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1588, 1641, 1614, 1641, 1613, 1681, 1660, 1679, 1623, 1666, 1612, 1679, 1659, 1679, 1653, 1691, 1699, 1777, 1761 and 1767 are included under the topic Early Boughyer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boughyer Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Boughyer include Bowyer, Bowyers, Bowyere, Bowyear and others.
Early Notables of the Boughyer family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir William Bowyer, Lord Mayor of London; Sir William Bowyer (c 1588-1641), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1614 and 1641; Sir Edmund Bowyer (1613-1681), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1660 to 1679; Sir... Another 83 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boughyer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boughyer family to Ireland
Some of the Boughyer family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Boughyer family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Boughyer or a variant listed above: Daniel Bowyer who settled in Virginia in 1635; Arthur Bowyer settled in west New Jersey in 1654 with his wife Grace; Henry Bowyer settled in Virginia in 1653.
The Boughyer 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: Contentment passe richesse
Motto Translation: Contentment surpasses riches.