Early Origins of the Bovis family
Hampshire, where they were granted lands by King William after the Norman Conquest in 1066. They were descended from the Beauvais in Normandy, and appear on the honor roll of Battell Abbey, as accompanying Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Bovis family
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Bovis Spelling Variations
spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Bevis, Bevys, Beavis, Beavys and others.
Early Notables of the Bovis family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bovis family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bovis Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Bovis (post 1700)
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