Böger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestors of the Böger family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. They lived in the lands of Bogie in the parish of Abboshall, Fifeshire. The name is a topographic or local surname, which was given to a family who held a barony or lands, had houses, manors or estates in that area.
Early Origins of the Böger family
The surname Böger was first found in Fife, where they had been anciently seated in the lands of Bolgyne from the earliest recorded Scottish settlers.
Early History of the Böger family
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Böger Spelling Variations
Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Böger include Bogie, Boggie, Bolgie, Bolgy, Bogy and others.
Early Notables of the Böger family (pre 1700)
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Böger migration to the United States
The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Böger:
Böger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Hans Paulus Boger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 
- Michiel Boger, aged 12, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 
- Paullus Boger, aged 41, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 
- Immanuel Boger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 
- Andreas Boger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 
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Böger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Adelheid Boger, who landed in America in 1845 
- Christina Boger, aged 21, who landed in New York in 1854 
Contemporary Notables of the name Böger (post 1700)
- David Vernon Boger FRS, American-born, Australian chemical engineer
- Trawick Jerome "Tra" Boger (b. 1983), American defensive back for the CFL Toronto Argonauts from Atlanta, Georgia, son of Jerome Boger
- Dale Lester Boger (b. 1953), American medicinal and organic chemist from Hutchinson, Kansas
- Jerome L. Boger (1955-2013), American NFL football official, referee for Super Bowl XLVII in 2013
- Captain William Otway Boger (1895-1918), Canadian World War I flying ace credited with five victories
- Haim Boger (1876-1963), born Haim Bograshov, an Israeli politician
- Stefan Böger (b. 1966), German football coach and a former player
- ^ 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)