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.
Early Origins of the Boycott family
The surname Boycott 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 Boycott family
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Boycott 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.
Early Notables of the Boycott family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boycott family to 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.
Migration of the Boycott family to the New World and Oceana
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.
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)