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Boylston is a habitational name for someone who lived at or near various places by the same name in England. Boyton is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire but as recent as 2001, it had a relatively small population of 179. In late Victorian times, the historic Boyton Manor, next to the Anglican parish church, became the home of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany. Boyton is also a civil parish and village in Cornwall and Suffolk.

Boylston Early Origins



The surname Boylston was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1198 when Richard of Boitona held estates in that shire.

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Boylston Spelling Variations


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Boylston Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Boyton, Boyten, Boyden, Boydon, Boiton, Boiten and others.

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Boylston Early History


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Boylston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boylston research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1268, 1317, 1455, 1487, 1644, 1695, 1172, 1300, 1307 and 1297 are included under the topic Early Boylston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boylston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boylston Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boylston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boylston In Ireland


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Boylston In Ireland



Some of the Boylston family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 235 words (17 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:

Boylston Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Boylston, aged 20, arrived in New England in 1635
  • Thomas Boylston, who landed in New England in 1635

Boylston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Boylston, who arrived in America from County Tipperary, in 1892
  • Miss G. Boylston, aged 1, who arrived in America, in 1893
  • Mrs. J.W. Boylston, aged 37, who arrived in America, in 1893
  • J.W. Boylston, aged 42, who arrived in America, in 1893

Boylston Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Samuel Boylston, aged 23, who arrived in America from Paris, in 1900
  • A. E. Boylston, who arrived in America, in 1920

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boylston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boylston (post 1700)



  • Helen Dore Boylston (1895-1984), American author, known for her "Sue Barton" nurse series and "Carol Page" actor series
  • Isabella Boylston (b. 1986), American ballet dancer and soloist with the American Ballet Theatre (ABT)
  • Susanna Boylston Adams Hall (1708-1797), American socialite, mother of the second U.S. President, John Adams and grandmother of the sixth President, John Quincy Adams
  • Ward Nicholas Boylston (1747-1828), born Ward Hallowell, American merchant, philanthropist and benefactor of Harvard University, descendant of Zabdiel Boylston
  • Zabdiel Boylston FRS (1679-1766), American physician in Boston, he performed the first surgical operation by an American physician and the first removal of gall bladder stones in 1710

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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    The Boylston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boylston 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 27 January 2016 at 16:01.

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