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Boy Early Origins



The surname Boy was first found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Boy Spelling Variations


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Boy Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bye, Buy, Boy, Bouie, Bluy, Buie, By, Biye, Bie and others.

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Boy Early History


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Boy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boy research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1250 and 1300 are included under the topic Early Boy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boy Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Boy In Ireland


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Boy In Ireland



Some of the Boy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 195 words (14 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


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Boy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Boy, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Robert Boy, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1651
  • Robert Boy, who arrived in America in 1652
  • Robert Boy settled in Boston Massachusetts in New England in 1652
  • Thomas Boy, who arrived in America in 1654-1679
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Boy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Boy settled in Virginia in 1700

Boy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ann Boy, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Augustan Boy, aged 25, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1858

Boy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Boy arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Stately" in 1851
  • Catherine Boy, aged 44, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boy (post 1700)



  • Charles Boy, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 10th District, 1891-94
  • Louis François Boy, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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Boy Historic Events


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Boy Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Gerald W J Boy, British Boy, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Boy Family Crest Products


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Boy Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Boy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boy 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 11 December 2015 at 13:50.

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