Boynes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The annals of Scottish history reveal that Boynes was first used as a name by descendants of the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland. The Boynes 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 Boynes family

The surname Boynes 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 Boynes family

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

Boynes Spelling Variations

During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations of the name Boynes include Boyne, Boyn, Boynd and others.

Early Notables of the Boynes family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Boynes family to Ireland

Some of the Boynes 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.


Australia Boynes migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Boynes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. George Boynes, Welsh convict who was convicted in Cardiff, Wales for 7 years, transported aboard the "Bangalore" on 1st January 1850, arriving in Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia [1]


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 11th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/australasia


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