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The prestigious surname Bovell came to Britain with the Norman invasion of 1066. It is thought that the surname originated in Beauzeville, France, and that Elias de Boesevilla of this region was the first Norman settler to Britain. Many of these Norman families moved north, into Scotland in the period following the Norman Conquest of England.

Bovell Early Origins



The surname Bovell was first found in Yorkshire, where Sir Ralph Boswell of Guntwaite, a descendant of Elias de Boesevilla, the first settler from Normandy, held lands. In the 12th century Sir Ralph lost his Yorkshire estates to the Earls of Warenne. The family moved north to Scotland at the invitation of David, Earl of Huntingdon, where they settled in Berwickshire at Edenham.

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Bovell Spelling Variations


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Bovell Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Boswell, Boswall, Boseville, Boswald, Bosswald, Bosville, Boeseille, Bosvile, Bovill, Bowelle and many more.

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Bovell Early History


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Bovell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bovell research. Another 302 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1740 are included under the topic Early Bovell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bovell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bovell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bovell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bovell In Ireland


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Bovell In Ireland



Some of the Bovell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bovell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert G. Bovell, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1894

Bovell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Susan Bovell, aged 49, who settled in America from Barbados, in 1904
  • Wesley Bovell, aged 17, who landed in America from St. Andrew, Barbadoes, in 1913
  • Mary Bovell, aged 44, who emigrated to America from Port of Spain, Trinidad, in 1915
  • Ralfh Bovell, aged 13, who emigrated to the United States from St. Philip, Barbados, in 1916
  • William A. Bovell, aged 41, who settled in America from Bridgetown, Barbados, in 1916
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bovell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bovell (post 1700)



  • S. A. Bovell, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1868
  • Ryan Bovell (b. 1974), Barbados cricketer who plays for and captains the Cayman Islands National Cricket Team
  • Nicholas "Nick" Bovell (b. 1986), Trinidad and Tobago two-time bronze medalist swimmer, younger brother of George Bovell
  • Andrew Bovell (b. 1962), Australian writer for theatre, film and television
  • Brian Bovell (b. 1959), English actor, winner of the 1982 London Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • George Bovell III (b. 1983), Trinidad and Tobago Olympic bronze, four-time gold medalist swimmer
  • Dennis Bovell (b. 1953), West Indian reggae guitarist, bass player and record producer

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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: Vraye Foi
Motto Translation: True faith.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    8. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bovell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bovell 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 29 January 2016 at 09:45.

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