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The rugged western mountains of Scotland's coastline and the Hebrides islands were home to the ancestors of the Boye family. Boye was originally a name for a person with fair hair. The surname Bowie is derived from the Gaelic word buidhe, which was used to describe a person with blonde hair. The surname Bowie is also derived from the Scottish Gaelic personal name Bowen, which refers to the son of Owen.

Boye Early Origins



The surname Boye was first found in Kintyre, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Boye Spelling Variations


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Boye Spelling Variations



Spelling variations are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland. Boye has been spelled Bowie, Bowey, Bowy, Bouwie, Bouwey, Bouwy, Bouwy, Bawie, Bawey and many more.

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Boye Early History


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Boye Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boye research. Another 279 words (20 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boye History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boye Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boye Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Boye In Ireland


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Boye In Ireland



Some of the Boye family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 118 words (8 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



The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Boye arrived in North America very early:

Boye Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Boye, who landed in New England in 1651-1652
  • John Boye, who arrived in America in 1652

Boye Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jaime Boye, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1822
  • Friedrich Boye, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850

Boye Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Hanas Kristensen Boye, who landed in Mississippi in 1905

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boye (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boye (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Frederic William Boye (1891-1970), American Senior Instructor, Officers Reserve Corps, Washington D. C. Military District (1947-)
  • L. C. Boyé, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Buen Ayre, 1884-98
  • Charles Joseph Boyé, Baron d'Abaumont, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jacques Boyé, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Torben Boye (b. 1966), Danish former professional footballer
  • Mame Madior Boye (b. 1940), former Prime Minister of Senegal
  • Jan Boye (b. 1962), Danish politician
  • Anker Boye (b. 1950), Danish politician
  • Karin Maria Boye (1900-1941), Swedish poet and novelist

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Coelestia seqor
Motto Translation: I follow heavenly things.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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    The Boye Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boye 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.

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