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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?
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.
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.
More information is included under the topic Early Boy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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.
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
- 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
- Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
- Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
- Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
- MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
- Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
- 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).
- Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
- Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
- Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
- Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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.
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