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Bovelle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The prestigious surname Bovelle 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.


Early Origins of the Bovelle family


The surname Bovelle 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.

Early History of the Bovelle family


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Bovelle Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Bovelle family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bovelle family to Ireland


Some of the Bovelle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bovelle family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anthony Boswell who settled in Barbados in 1769; Charles Boswell settled in New England in 1740; John Boswell settled in Maryland in 1720; John Boswell settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630.

The Bovelle 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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