The name Bovia is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the region of Bouville,
in Seine Maritime, which later changed to Bovilla,
Early Origins of the Bovia family
The surname Bovia was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bovia family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bovia research.Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1622, 1696 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Bovia History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bovia Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bovia has been spelled many different ways, including Bovey, Bovie, Bovy and others.
Early Notables of the Bovia family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bovia family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bovias to arrive in North America: 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.