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The chronicles of the Boyn family reach back into Scottish history to an ancient tribe known as the Picts. The ancestors of the Boyn 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.

Boyn Early Origins



The surname Boyn 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.

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Boyn Spelling Variations


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Boyn Spelling Variations



When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations every time they were written. Boyn has been written Boyne, Boyn, Boynd and others.

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Boyn Early History


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Boyn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boyn 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 Boyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boyn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boyn Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Boyn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boyn In Ireland


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Boyn In Ireland



Some of the Boyn 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Boyn:

Boyn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mathew Boyn arrived in Philadelphia in 1804 from Ireland
  • Mathew Boyn, aged 30, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804

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Boyn Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    2. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    5. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Boyn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boyn 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 4 December 2013 at 14:54.

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