The ancestors of the Boydale surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they 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 Boydale family
The surname Boydale 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 Boydale family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boydale research.Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1450 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Boydale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boydale Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Boydale include Boydell, Boydall and others.
Early Notables of the Boydale family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boydale family to Ireland
Some of the Boydale 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 Boydale family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Thomas Boydell who settled in Massachusetts in 1634.