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Bovill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Bovill family


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.

Early History of the Bovill family


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Bovill Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Bovill family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bovill family to Ireland


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Migration of the Bovill family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Bovill, aged 35, who 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-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, who arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "Campania" from Liverpool & Queenstown [3]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, who arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Oceanic" from Southampton, England [4]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, who arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Tagus" from Southampton, England [5]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, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Belgic" from Liverpool, England [6]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, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Royal George" from Southampton, England [7]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, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Anglo Chilean" from Immingham, England [8]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.).

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 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

The Bovill 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.


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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ "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.).
  3. ^ "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.).
  4. ^ "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.).
  5. ^ "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.).
  6. ^ "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.).
  7. ^ "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.).
  8. ^ "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.).
  9. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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