The ancestry of the name Boveye dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the region of Bouville,
in Seine Maritime, which later changed to Bovilla,
Early Origins of the Boveye family
The surname Boveye was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Boveye family
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Boveye Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Boveye have been found, including Bovey, Bovie, Bovy and others.
Early Notables of the Boveye family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boveye family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Boveye, 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.