Show ContentsBoyan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Boyan family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. They lived in the lands of Boyne, near Portsoy in Banffshire since very early times. Translating from the Gaelic, the name means dweller by the river Boyne.

Early Origins of the Boyan family

The surname Boyan was first found in Banffshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Bhanbh), former Scottish county located in the northeasterly Grampian region of Scotland, now of divided between the Council Areas of Moray and Aberdeenshire, where they held a family seat in the ancient thanedom of Boyne near Portsoy in that shire.

Early History of the Boyan family

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Boyan Spelling Variations

Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Boyan include Boyne, Boyn, Boynd and others.

Early Notables of the Boyan family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Boyan family to Ireland

Some of the Boyan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Boyan family

The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Boyan: Patrick Boyne who arrived in Philadelphia in 1874; Mathew Boyn arrived in Philadelphia in 1804 from Ireland.

Contemporary Notables of the name Boyan (post 1700) +

  • Elise Boyan, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008 [1]

  1. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from on Facebook