Origins Available: English
The ancestors of the name Bovy date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Bovy family lived in the region of Bouville,
in Seine Maritime, which later changed to Bovilla,
Early Origins of the Bovy family
The surname Bovy was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bovy family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bovy research.Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1622, 1696 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Bovy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bovy Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Bovy are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bovy include: Bovey, Bovie, Bovy and others.
Early Notables of the Bovy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bovy family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bovy or a variant listed above:
Bovy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Margaret Bovy, who landed in Georgia in 1735 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)