The name Boycot is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Boycott,
an estate in the county of Salop.
Early Origins of the Boycot family
The surname Boycot was first found in Salop where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
by Duke William n 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Boycot family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boycot research.Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1800, 1832, 1897 and 1880 are included under the topic Early Boycot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boycot Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Boycot has been spelled many different ways, including Boycott, Boycotte, Boykett, Bowcott and others.
Early Notables of the Boycot family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boycot family to Ireland
Some of the Boycot family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 141 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boycot family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Boycots to arrive in North America: Jarvis Boykett who settled in Charles Town Massachusetts in 1637.