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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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Bovey Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. 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.
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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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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