Picts. The MacBoyhant 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 MacBoyhant family
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 MacBoyhant family
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MacBoyhant Spelling Variations
spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. MacBoyhant has appeared Boyne, Boyn, Boynd and others.
Early Notables of the MacBoyhant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacBoyhant family to Ireland
Some of the MacBoyhant family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the MacBoyhant family to the New World and Oceana
Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name MacBoyhant: Patrick Boyne who arrived in Philadelphia in 1874; Mathew Boyn arrived in Philadelphia in 1804 from Ireland.
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