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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Bovey come from when the family resided in the region of Bouville, in Seine Maritime, which later changed to Bovilla, in 1212.

Bovey Early Origins



The surname Bovey was first found in Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Bovey Spelling Variations


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Bovey Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, 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. Bovey has been recorded under many different variations, including Bovey, Bovie, Bovy and others.

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Bovey Early History


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Bovey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bovey research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1622, 1696 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Bovey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bovey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bovey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bovey Notables 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



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 Bovey or a variant listed above:

Bovey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jerome Bovey who settled in New York State in 1663
  • Margaret Bovey settled in New England in 1679

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bovey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bovey (post 1700)



  • William A. Bovey, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1884
  • Henry Taylor Bovey LLD , DCL , FRS (1852-1912), English engineering science academic
  • Alixe Bovey, lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Kent at Canterbury
  • Patricia E Bovey, Canadian Professor of Art History for the University of Winnipeg, Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria
  • Dr. Leonard Bovey, Scientific Counselor in Canada

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Bovey Historic Events


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Bovey Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Joseph Bovey, British, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Bovey Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    The Bovey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bovey 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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