The name Bowcutt is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in Boycott,
an estate in the county of Salop.
Early Origins of the Bowcutt family
The surname Bowcutt 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 Bowcutt family
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Bowcutt 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 Bowcutt 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. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Bowcutt include: Boycott, Boycotte, Boykett, Bowcott and others.
Early Notables of the Bowcutt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bowcutt family to Ireland
Some of the Bowcutt 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 Bowcutt 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 Bowcutt or a variant listed above: Jarvis Boykett who settled in Charles Town Massachusetts in 1637.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bowcutt (post 1700)
- Jason Patrick Bowcutt, American Outstanding Lead Actor in a Resident Play award winner for his role in Never the Sinner (1998)