The Boydal name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in Cheshire
, where it is believed they took their name from the place-name Boydell,
which most people believe was located in Norfolk.
Early Origins of the Boydal family
The surname Boydal was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Boydal family
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Boydal Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Boydal has undergone many spelling variations
, including Boydell, Boydall and others.
Early Notables of the Boydal family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boydal family to Ireland
Some of the Boydal family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 55 words (4 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 Boydal family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Boydal were among those contributors: Thomas Boydell who settled in Massachusetts in 1634.