Boynton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Boynton family
The surname Boynton was first found in East Riding of Yorkshire at Boynton, a village and civil parish which dates back to the Domesday Book where it was first listed as Bouintone. 
"Boynton Hall, the residence of the Baronet, is a lofty and handsome mansion, beautifully situated upon an eminence in a richly wooded park; the acclivities present some fine plantations, and a large sheet of water ornaments the grounds." 
"Bartholomew de Bovington, living a the beginning of the 12th century, stands at the head of the pedigree; other authorities mention Sir Ingram de Boynton of Aclam who lived in the reign of Henry III, as the first ancestor." 
The parish of Roxby in the North Riding of Yorkshire had some more early records of the family. "This place, in the Domesday Survey called Rozebi, was formerly the property of the Boynton family, who had a considerable mansion here, and in the reign of Henry V. founded a chapel of ease to the rectory of Hinderwell, of which they were patrons." 
Much further to the south in the parish of Lanteglos, Cornwall, Robert de Boyton in the reign of Edward I. gave the the church of Lanteglos, to the hospital of St. James at Bridgewater. 
Early History of the Boynton family
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Boynton Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Boynton, Boyntun, Bointon, Bointen, Boynten and many more.
Early Notables of the Boynton family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir Matthew Boynton, 1st Baronet of Barmston, Yorkshire (1591–1647); Sir Francis Boynton, 2nd Baronet of Barmston, Yorkshire...
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Migration of the Boynton family to Ireland
Some of the Boynton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boynton migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Boynton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Boynton of Rowley Massachusetts, who settled in 1630 and migrated from Yorkshire
- John Boynton, who settled in Massachusetts in 1630
- William Boynton, who landed in Rowley, Massachusetts in 1640 
- John Boynton, who landed in Rowley, Massachusetts in 1643 
Boynton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- J Boynton, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 
- Thomas Boynton, aged 39, who arrived in New York in 1868 
- George Boynton, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1875 
- C. H. Boynton, aged 37, who immigrated to America, in 1894
Boynton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- C.B. Boynton, aged 33, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1903
- Edward Everett Boynton, aged 46, who immigrated to America, in 1904
- B. L. Boynton, aged 36, who immigrated to the United States, in 1908
- Edward Boynton, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1909
- Clementine Boynton, aged 42, who immigrated to the United States, in 1910
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Contemporary Notables of the name Boynton (post 1700) +
- Thomas Jefferson Boynton (1838-1871), American lawyer, journalist and judge
- Peter Boynton (b. 1957), American Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
- John F. Boynton (1811-1890), early leader in the Latter Day Saint movement
- James S. Boynton (1833-1902), American politician and jurist, the 51st Governor of Georgia
- Jack Boynton (1928-2010), American Contemporary Surrealist artist
- Frank Ellis "F.E." Boynton (1859-1942), self-taught American botanist, possibly the brother of Charles Boynton
- Charles Lawrence Boynton (1864-1943), American botanist
- Benjamin Lee "Benny" Boynton (1898-1963), American NFL football player, member of the College Football Hall of Fame (1962)
- Sandra Boynton (b. 1953), American humorist, songwriter, record producer, children's author and illustrator
- Henry Van Ness Boynton (1835-1905), Union Army officer, Medal of Honor recipient
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The Boynton Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Il tempo passa
Motto Translation: Time passes.
Suggested Readings for the name Boynton +
- 4335 "A Family Tree in America: Being a Genealogical Story of the Families of Deane, Putnam, Boynton, Gager, Bull, and Allied Families from the Year 1630" by Frank Putnam Deane, "Genealogy of Dr. John Butler, William Boynton or Byington and Allied Families" byOpal Hinsey White.
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
- ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
- ^ 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)