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The ancestry of the name Boycott dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Boycott, an estate in the county of Salop.

Boycott Early Origins



The surname Boycott was first found in Salop where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William n 1066 A.D.

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Boycott Spelling Variations


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Boycott Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Boycott have been found, including Boycott, Boycotte, Boykett, Bowcott and others.

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Boycott Early History


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Boycott Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boycott research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1800, 1832, 1897 and 1880 are included under the topic Early Boycott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boycott Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boycott Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Boycott Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boycott In Ireland


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Boycott In Ireland



Some of the Boycott 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.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Boycott, or a variant listed above: Jarvis Boykett who settled in Charles Town Massachusetts in 1637.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boycott (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boycott (post 1700)



  • Geoffrey Boycott OBE (b. 1940), English Yorkshire and England cricketer who played from 1964 to 1972
  • Arthur Edwin Boycott FRS (1877-1938), English pathologist and naturalist
  • Charles Cunningham Boycott (1832-1897), British land agent who was ostracized by his village in Ireland, eponym of the English verb boycott
  • Rosel Marie "Rosie" Boycott (b. 1951), British journalist and feminist
  • Professor Brian Boycott (1924-2000), Scottish medical researcher, member of the Medical Research Council (MRC) Biophysics Unit at King's College London (1970-1989)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Boycott Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boycott 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 30 April 2014 at 20:26.

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