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The surname Boyes is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name Boyes is derived from the Old French word bois, which means tree, and indicates that the original bearer lived near a prominent tree. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Boyes Early Origins



The surname Boyes was first found in various parts of Scotland including Hugo Delboys who witnessed a confirmation charter by Hugh, Bishop of St. Andrews c. 1185-1188. A few years later, Richard del Bois witnessed a confirmation charter of fishery in Torduf between 1194 and 1211. About the same time, Walterus de Bosco witnessed a charter by Robert the Bruce c. 1190. Robert Boys was listed in Dumfriesshire c. 1259. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
The Scottish branch of this ancient Norman family which likely moved north from England, their first place of landing and settlement after the Conquest as many of the earliest records of the family in Scotland were almost 100 years later. By example, Robert de Bois held estates in Buckinghamshire in 1086. The De Bois-Herbert family were barons of Halberton, Devon c. 1050.[3]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)

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Boyes Spelling Variations


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Boyes Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Boyce, Boyes, Boze, Bois, Boise, Boice, Boas, Bost, Bust, Boast, Boost and many more.

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Boyes Early History


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Boyes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boyes research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1150, 1296, 1413, 1719, 1465 and 1536 are included under the topic Early Boyes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boyes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boyes Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was Hector Boece (sometimes spelt Boethius, or Boyce) (1465-1536), a Scottish philosopher and first Principal of King's College in Aberdeen. Boece is also the name of Geoffrey...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boyes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boyes In Ireland


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Boyes In Ireland



Some of the Boyes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Boyes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Cheney Boyes, who arrived in Virginia in 1618
  • Christopher Boyes, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Hannah Boyes, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Matthew Boyes, who arrived in Rowley, Massachusetts in 1639
  • Joseph Boyes, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1641
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Boyes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Boyes, aged 19, arrived in New England in 1724
  • Mary Boyes, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1729-1730

Boyes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cana Boyes, who arrived in Iowa in 1873
  • Cassa Boyes, who landed in Iowa in 1873

Boyes Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Andrew Boyes U.E. who settled in Ernestown, Lennox & Addington, Ontario c. 1783 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Boyes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Boyes, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"
  • Mary Boyes, aged 30, a maid, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Clara"

Boyes Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Boyes, aged 31, a tailor, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Isabella Boyes, aged 25, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Andrew Boyes, aged 6, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Elizabeth Ann Boyes, aged 2, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Walter Boyes, aged 39, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Steinwarder" in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boyes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boyes (post 1700)



  • Christopher Boyes, American four-time Academy Award winning sound engineer
  • Karl W. Boyes (b. 1936), American politician, Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1981-2003)
  • Karl Boyes, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives 3rd District; Elected 1980
  • Harry Churchill Boyes (1868-1892), South African international rugby union winger
  • Roger Boyes (b. 1952), British journalist and author
  • Sir Brian Gerald Barratt- Boyes KBE (1924-2006), pioneering heart surgeon from New Zealand
  • Frank Boyes (1874-1961), Canadian politician and cheese maker, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Middlesex East (1930-1935)
  • Kenneth Cecil "Ken" Boyes (1895-1963), English footballer
  • Rear Admiral Hector George Boyes CMG, CIE (1881-1960), British officer of the Royal Navy
  • F Iona Boyes, Australian blues musician
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Boyes Historic Events


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Boyes Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Frank R Boyes, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. John Henry Boyes (d. 1912), aged 36, English Saloon Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  3. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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