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Of all the French names to come from the Languedoc of France, Boyett is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Languedoc, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Boyett Early Origins



The surname Boyett was first found in Languedoc, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

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Boyett Spelling Variations


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Boyett Spelling Variations



Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Boyett, including Boyer, Boyet, Boyay, Boyey, Boyé, Boyais, Boier, Boiaie, Boyaie, Boiay, Boiais, de Boyer, de Boyet, de Boyay, de Boyey, de Boyé, du Boyer, Du Boyer, du Boyet, du Boyay and many more.

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Boyett Early History


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Boyett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boyett research. Another 797 words (57 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1538, 1721, 1753, 1618 and 1698 are included under the topic Early Boyett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boyett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boyett Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boyett Notables 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



In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Boyett were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Boyett were

Boyett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ada Boyett, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • James Boyett, aged 41, who landed in America, in 1918
  • Chas. Boyett, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1922
  • Harold Boyett, aged 18, who emigrated to America, in 1923
  • W.O. Boyett, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boyett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boyett (post 1700)



  • Robert L. Boyett, co-founder of Miller-Boyett Productions who produced sitcoms including Happy Days, Full House, Mork & Mindy and Laverne & Shirley
  • William Boyett (1927-2004), American actor
  • Theodore "Ted" Boyett, American college football coach
  • Steven R. Boyett, American writer and disc jockey based in Northern California
  • Jason Boyett, American author, best known for his memoir O Me of Little Faith
  • R. L. Boyett, American politician, Member of Georgia State Senate, 1950

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Suggested Readings for the name Boyett


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Suggested Readings for the name Boyett



  • Minnie Mallory Boyett and Mallory, Hagan, Pullen, Radford, Goggans, Peterson, and Richardson Kin by Woodrow S. Boyett.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    7. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    11. ...

    The Boyett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boyett 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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