The ancestry of the name Boydle dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. 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.
Early Origins of the Boydle family
The surname Boydle 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 Boydle family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boydle research.Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1450 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Boydle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boydle Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Boydle have been found, including Boydell, Boydall and others.
Early Notables of the Boydle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boydle family to Ireland
Some of the Boydle 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 Boydle family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Boydle, or a variant listed above: Thomas Boydell who settled in Massachusetts in 1634.