tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Bovie family once lived in the region of
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Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bovie family name include Bovey, Bovie, Bovy and others.
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bovie surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Bovie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Jerome Bovie, who settled in New Netherlands in 1663 with his wife and five children