The Boughyers family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a maker or trader of bows.
Early Origins of the Boughyers family
The surname Boughyers was first found in Buckinghamshire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Boughyers family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boughyers 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 Boughyers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boughyers Spelling Variations
Boughyers has been spelled many different ways. 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. Many variations of the name Boughyers have been found, including Bowyer, Bowyers, Bowyere, Bowyear and others.
Early Notables of the Boughyers 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 Boughyers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boughyers family to Ireland
Some of the Boughyers family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Boughyers family to the New World and Oceana
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 Boughyerss to arrive on North American shores: 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 Boughyers 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.