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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

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 [1]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
  • 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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

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  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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  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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