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Where did the English Boynton family come from? What is the English Boynton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Boynton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Boynton family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Boynton, Boyntun, Bointon, Bointen, Boynten and many more.

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. [1] "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." [2] "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." [3]


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boynton research. Another 165 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1471, 1600, 1591, 1647, 1618, 1695, 1641, 1689, 1680, 1685, 1664 and 1731 are included under the topic Early Boynton History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 85 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boynton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Boynton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 31 words(2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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 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, arrived in New York in 1868
  • George Boynton, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1875
  • C. H. Boynton, aged 37, who emigrated 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 emigrated to America, in 1904
  • B. L. Boynton, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Edward Boynton, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Clementine Boynton, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910


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  • 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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  • 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.
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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.

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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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The Boynton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boynton 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.

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