Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the region of Bouville, in Seine Maritime, which later changed to Bovilla, in 1212.
Early Origins of the Bovye family
Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Bovye family
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Bovye Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bovye family name include Bovey, Bovie, Bovy and others.
Early Notables of the Bovye family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bovye family to the New World and Oceana
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 Bovye surname or a spelling variation of the name include: The widow Bovey who settled in Barbados in 1680; Margaret Bovey settled in New England in 1679; Jerome Bovie settled in New Netherlands in 1663 with his wife and five children.
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