Fifeshire. The name is a topographic or local surname, which was given to a family who held a barony or lands, had houses, manors or estates in that area.
Early Origins of the Boygil family
Fife, where they had been anciently seated in the lands of Bolgyne from the earliest recorded Scottish settlers.
Early History of the Boygil family
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Boygil Spelling Variations
The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Boygil has been spelled Bogie, Boggie, Bolgie, Bolgy, Bogy and others.
Early Notables of the Boygil family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boygil family to the New World and Oceana
This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Boygil: John Bogie who arrived in Philadelphia in 1822.
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