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Boydwell is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in Cheshire, where it is believed they took their name from the place-name Boydell, which most people believe was located in Norfolk.

Boydwell Early Origins



The surname Boydwell 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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Boydwell Spelling Variations


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Boydwell Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Boydwell family name include Boydell, Boydall and others.

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Boydwell Early History


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Boydwell Early History



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

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Boydwell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boydwell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Boydwell In Ireland


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Boydwell In Ireland



Some of the Boydwell 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Boydwell surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Thomas Boydell who settled in Massachusetts in 1634.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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    The Boydwell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boydwell 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 10 April 2014 at 15:38.

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