The ancestors of the Boveys surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in the region of Bouville,
in Seine Maritime, which later changed to Bovilla,
Early Origins of the Boveys family
The surname Boveys was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Boveys family
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Boveys Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Boveys include Bovey, Bovie, Bovy and others.
Early Notables of the Boveys family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boveys family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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.