Picts, a tribe in ancient Scotland. The MacBoyheane 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 MacBoyheane 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 MacBoyheane family
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MacBoyheane Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations. MacBoyheane has been spelled Boyne, Boyn, Boynd and others.
Early Notables of the MacBoyheane family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacBoyheane family to Ireland
Some of the MacBoyheane family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the MacBoyheane family to the New World and Oceana
The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of MacBoyheane: Patrick Boyne who arrived in Philadelphia in 1874; Mathew Boyn arrived in Philadelphia in 1804 from Ireland.
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