MacBoyhand was first used as a surname by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland
. The ancestors of the MacBoyhand 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 MacBoyhand family
The surname MacBoyhand 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 MacBoyhand family
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MacBoyhand Spelling Variations
Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations
with single names. MacBoyhand has appeared Boyne, Boyn, Boynd and others.
Early Notables of the MacBoyhand family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacBoyhand family to Ireland
Some of the MacBoyhand family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 53 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the MacBoyhand family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland
, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence
. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan
societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name MacBoyhand: Patrick Boyne who arrived in Philadelphia in 1874; Mathew Boyn arrived in Philadelphia in 1804 from Ireland.