Boychuk History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Boychuk is a nickname type surname that came from a person who was timid or fearful. The name Boychuk is derived from the Slavic word bojazli, which means timid or fearful, or from the related word bojazn, which means fear or dread. This name is also of local origin and is the name of Bojko mountains, which are in Western Ukraine.


Canada Boychuk migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Boychuk Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Alex Boychuk, who landed in Canada in 1897
  • Hilko Boychuk, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1897
  • Ivan Boychuk, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1897
  • Elko Boychuk, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1897
  • Wasyl Boychuk, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1898

Contemporary Notables of the name Boychuk (post 1700) +

  • Riley Boychuk (b. 1991), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player from Abbotsford, British Columbia
  • Rick Boychuk (b. 1947), Canadian labour leader and former politician from Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Zachary Boychuk (b. 1989), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey centre from Airdrie, Alberta
  • John Paul Boychuk (b. 1984), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey defenceman from Edmonton, Alberta


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