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MacBoyhane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



In Scottish history, few names go farther back than MacBoyhane, whose ancestors lived among the clans of the Pictish tribe. They 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 MacBoyhane family


The surname MacBoyhane 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 MacBoyhane family


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MacBoyhane Spelling Variations


The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. MacBoyhane has been spelled Boyne, Boyn, Boynd and others.

Early Notables of the MacBoyhane family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the MacBoyhane family to Ireland


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


This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name MacBoyhane: Patrick Boyne who arrived in Philadelphia in 1874; Mathew Boyn arrived in Philadelphia in 1804 from Ireland.

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