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The origins of the Boydell name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from 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.

Boydell Early Origins



The surname Boydell 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.

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Boydell Spelling Variations


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Boydell Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Boydell were recorded, including Boydell, Boydall and others.

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Boydell Early History


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Boydell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boydell research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1450 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Boydell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boydell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boydell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Boydell In Ireland


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Boydell In Ireland



Some of the Boydell 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Boydell family emigrate to North America:

Boydell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Boydell who settled in Massachusetts in 1634

Boydell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Boydell, who landed in New England in 1716 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Boydell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Boydell, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boydell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boydell (post 1700)



  • Catherine S. Boydell, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1956 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Peter Boydell (1920-2001), English lawyer and administrator, Chancellor of Truro (1957-1997)
  • John Boydell (1710-1804), English engraver and print publisher, Lord Mayor of London (1790)
  • Dr. Tony Boydell, Canadian Professor/Director of the School of Environment and Sustainability at Royal Rhodes University (1996-)
  • Dr. Anthony Boydell, Canadian Professor/Director of the School of Environment and Sustainability at Royal Rhodes University (1996-)

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Boydell Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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The Boydell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boydell 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 16 November 2015 at 10:43.

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