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Where did the English Boy family come from? What is the English Boy family crest and coat of arms? When did the Boy family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Boy family history?

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

First found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.


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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.

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

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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.

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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
  • Robt 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


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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  • Louis François Boy, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • 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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  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. 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.
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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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 February 2015 at 15:53.

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