Anglo-Saxon name Bovaie comes from when the family resided in the region of Bouville, in Seine Maritime, which later changed to Bovilla, in 1212.
Early Origins of the Bovaie family
Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Bovaie family
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Bovaie Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bovaie has been recorded under many different variations, including Bovey, Bovie, Bovy and others.
Early Notables of the Bovaie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bovaie family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bovaie or a variant listed above: The widow Bovey who settled in Barbados in 1680; Margaret Bovey settled in New England in 1679; Jerome Bovie settled in New Netherlands in 1663 with his wife and five children.
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