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The Bowcot name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in Boycott, an estate in the county of Salop.

Bowcot Early Origins



The surname Bowcot was first found in Salop where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William n 1066 A.D.

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Bowcot Spelling Variations


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Bowcot Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bowcot has undergone many spelling variations, including Boycott, Boycotte, Boykett, Bowcott and others.

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Bowcot Early History


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Bowcot Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bowcot research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1800, 1832, 1897 and 1880 are included under the topic Early Bowcot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bowcot Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bowcot Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bowcot Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bowcot In Ireland


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Bowcot In Ireland



Some of the Bowcot family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bowcot were among those contributors: Jarvis Boykett who settled in Charles Town Massachusetts in 1637.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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    The Bowcot Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bowcot 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 21 November 2013 at 15:12.

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