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.
Early Origins of the Bowcot family
The surname Bowcot was first found in Salop where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
by Duke William n 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Bowcot family
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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.
Early Notables of the Bowcot family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bowcot family to 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.
Migration of the Bowcot family to the New World and Oceana
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.