× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


The prestigious surname Bovill came to Britain with the Norman invasion of 1066. It is thought that the surname originated in Beauzeville, France, and that Elias de Boesevilla of this region was the first Norman settler to Britain. Many of these Norman families moved north, into Scotland in the period following the Norman Conquest of England.

Bovill Early Origins



The surname Bovill was first found in Yorkshire, where Sir Ralph Boswell of Guntwaite, a descendant of Elias de Boesevilla, the first settler from Normandy, held lands. In the 12th century Sir Ralph lost his Yorkshire estates to the Earls of Warenne. The family moved north to Scotland at the invitation of David, Earl of Huntingdon, where they settled in Berwickshire at Edenham.

Close

Bovill Spelling Variations


Expand

Bovill Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Boswell, Boswall, Boseville, Boswald, Bosswald, Bosville, Boeseille, Bosvile, Bovill, Bowelle and many more.

Close

Bovill Early History


Expand

Bovill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bovill research. Another 302 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1740 are included under the topic Early Bovill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Bovill Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Bovill Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bovill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Bovill In Ireland


Expand

Bovill In Ireland



Some of the Bovill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bovill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • I Bovill, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • John Bovill, aged 35, arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "Campania" from Liverpool & Queenstown [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXM8-Z2J : 6 December 2014), John Bovill, 18 Aug 1894; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Campania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Emily Bovill, aged 2, arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "Campania" from Liverpool & Queenstown [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXM8-Z22 : 6 December 2014), Emily Bovill, 18 Aug 1894; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Campania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Bovill Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ernest Robert Bovill, aged 35, originally from South Creake, England, arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Oceanic" from Southampton, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXRF-XP8 : 6 December 2014), Ernest Robert Bovill, 06 Jan 1909; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Penelope Bovill, aged 44, originally from London, England, arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Tagus" from Southampton, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXTF-9W1 : 6 December 2014), Penelope Bovill, 17 Mar 1909; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Tagus, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • William Bovill, aged 33, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Belgic" from Liverpool, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QC-VJM : 6 December 2014), William Bovill, 16 Jan 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Belgic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Minnie Bovill, aged 45, originally from Twickenham, England, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Royal George" from Southampton, England [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J678-HMP : 6 December 2014), Minnie Bovill, 08 Nov 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Royal George, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • James Bovill, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Anglo Chilean" from Immingham, England [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67B-5WB : 6 December 2014), James Bovill, 20 Jun 1919; citing departure port Immingham, England, arrival port New York, ship name Anglo Chilean, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Bovill (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Bovill (post 1700)



  • William S. Bovill, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Saginaw County 1st District, 1961

Close

Motto


Expand

Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vraye Foi
Motto Translation: True faith.


Close

Bovill Family Crest Products


Expand

Bovill Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXM8-Z2J : 6 December 2014), John Bovill, 18 Aug 1894; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Campania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXM8-Z22 : 6 December 2014), Emily Bovill, 18 Aug 1894; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Campania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXRF-XP8 : 6 December 2014), Ernest Robert Bovill, 06 Jan 1909; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXTF-9W1 : 6 December 2014), Penelope Bovill, 17 Mar 1909; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Tagus, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QC-VJM : 6 December 2014), William Bovill, 16 Jan 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Belgic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J678-HMP : 6 December 2014), Minnie Bovill, 08 Nov 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Royal George, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67B-5WB : 6 December 2014), James Bovill, 20 Jun 1919; citing departure port Immingham, England, arrival port New York, ship name Anglo Chilean, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  7. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  8. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  11. ...

The Bovill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bovill 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 31 August 2016 at 07:15.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest