The name Boydel is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family 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 Boydel family
The surname Boydel 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 Boydel family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boydel research.Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1450 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Boydel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boydel 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. Boydel has been spelled many different ways, including Boydell, Boydall and others.
Early Notables of the Boydel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boydel family to Ireland
Some of the Boydel 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 Boydel 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 Boydels to arrive in North America: Thomas Boydell who settled in Massachusetts in 1634.