Boyne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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In Scottish history, few names go farther back than Boyne, whose ancestors lived among the clans of the Pictish tribe. The ancestors of the Boyne 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 Boyne family
The surname Boyne 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.
Important Dates for the Boyne family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boyne research. Another 128 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1556, 1577, 1613, 1591, 1690, 1750 and 1810 are included under the topic Early Boyne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boyne Spelling Variations
Although Medieval Scotland lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations of Scottish single names. Boyne has been written Boyne, Boyn, Boynd and others.
Early Notables of the Boyne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boyne family to Ireland
Some of the Boyne family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 32 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boyne migration to the United States
Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland or Australia, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Boyne:
Typical Boyne Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Boyne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Boyne, who arrived in Maryland in 1658 
- Rich Boyne, who arrived in Virginia in 1662 
- Daniell Boyne, who landed in America in 1679 
Boyne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Michael Boyne, aged 31, who landed in Missouri in 1840 
- Phillip Boyne, who landed in New York in 1846 
- Bernard Boyne, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1848 
- Benjm Boyne, aged 33, who landed in New York in 1862 
- Patrick Boyne who arrived in Philadelphia in 1874
Boyne migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Boyne Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Alex Boyne U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 
- Mr. James Boyne U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 
Boyne Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mr. John Boyne, aged 3 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Bee" departing 17th April 1847 from Cork, Ireland; the ship arrived on 12th June 1847 but he died on board 
Boyne migration to Australia
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Boyne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Peter Boyne, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1849 
- Jane Boyne, aged 34, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Lysander" 
- Maria Boyne, aged 19, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Oregon" 
- Rose Boyne, aged 29, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Oregon" 
- Elizabeth Boyne, aged 46, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance" 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Boyne (post 1700)
- Thomas Boyne (1849-1896), American soldier, recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions in the Indian Wars of the western United States
- Peter Boyne (b. 1944), former Australian Rules Footballer
- Walter J. Boyne (b. 1929), retired United States Air Force officer, combat veteran, aviation historian, former director of the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution
- Henry Boyne (b. 1910), Political Correspondent of the Daily Telegraph
- John Boyne (b. 1971), Irish novelist
Historic Events for the Boyne family
- Mr. Peter Boyne, British Ordnance Artificer 5th Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking 
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- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
- ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 65)
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Constance.htm
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Lysander.htm
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque OREGON, 521 tons - 1851 voyage to South Australia. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Oregon.htm
- ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 13th September 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Confiance 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/confiance1854.shtml.
- ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html