The story of the Boyhand family begins in ancient Scotland
among the Pictish clans. The Boyhand family lived in the lands of Boyne, near Portsoy in Banffshire
since very early times. Translating from the Gaelic, the name means dweller by the river Boyne.
Early Origins of the Boyhand family
The surname Boyhand was first found in Banffshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Bhanbh), former Scottish county located in the northeasterly Grampian region of Scotland
, now of divided between the Council Areas of Moray and Aberdeenshire
, where they held a family seat
in the ancient thanedom of Boyne near Portsoy in that shire.
Early History of the Boyhand family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boyhand research.Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1556, 1577, 1613, 1591, 1690, 1750 and 1810 are included under the topic Early Boyhand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boyhand Spelling Variations
Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations
were a common result of this process. Boyhand has appeared Boyne, Boyn, Boynd and others.
Early Notables of the Boyhand family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boyhand family to Ireland
Some of the Boyhand family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 53 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boyhand family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence
. The Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Boyhand name: Patrick Boyne who arrived in Philadelphia in 1874; Mathew Boyn arrived in Philadelphia in 1804 from Ireland.