The name Boveigh is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in the region of Bouville,
in Seine Maritime, which later changed to Bovilla,
Early Origins of the Boveigh family
The surname Boveigh was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Boveigh family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boveigh research.Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1622, 1696 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Boveigh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boveigh Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Boveigh are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Boveigh include: Bovey, Bovie, Bovy and others.
Early Notables of the Boveigh family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boveigh family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Boveigh 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.