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Boyton is a habitational name for someone who lived at or near various places by the same name in England. Boyton is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire but as recent as 2001, it had a relatively small population of 179. In late Victorian times, the historic Boyton Manor, next to the Anglican parish church, became the home of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany. Boyton is also a civil parish and village in Cornwall and Suffolk.

Early Origins of the Boyton family


The surname Boyton was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1198 when Richard of Boitona held estates in that shire.

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Early History of the Boyton family

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Early History of the Boyton family


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Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1268, 1317, 1455, 1487, 1644, 1695, 1172, 1300, 1307 and 1297 are included under the topic Early Boyton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boyton Spelling Variations

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Boyton Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Boyton, Boyten, Boyden, Boydon, Boiton, Boiten and others.

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Early Notables of the Boyton family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Boyton family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Boyton family to Ireland

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Migration of the Boyton family to Ireland


Some of the Boyton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Boyton family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Boyton family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Boyton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Boyton, aged 28, a bricklayer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Telegraph"

Boyton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Boyton, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Oriental
  • Henry Boyton, aged 37, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boyton (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boyton (post 1700)


  • Paul Boyton (1848-1924), known as the Fearless Frogman, Irish showman and adventurer
  • James W. Boyton MD, Irish author of the book "An Authentic Narrative" in 1789

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