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The MacBoyheen family saga is rooted in the people of the Pictish Clan of ancient Scotland. The MacBoyheen 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.

MacBoyheen Early Origins



The surname MacBoyheen 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.

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MacBoyheen Spelling Variations


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MacBoyheen 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 MacBoyheen include Boyne, Boyn, Boynd and others.

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MacBoyheen Early History


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MacBoyheen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacBoyheen research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1556, 1577, 1613, 1591, 1690, 1750 and 1810 are included under the topic Early MacBoyheen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacBoyheen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacBoyheen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early MacBoyheen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacBoyheen In Ireland


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MacBoyheen In Ireland



Some of the MacBoyheen 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.

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The Great Migration



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 MacBoyheen: Patrick Boyne who arrived in Philadelphia in 1874; Mathew Boyn arrived in Philadelphia in 1804 from Ireland.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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    The MacBoyheen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacBoyheen Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 4 December 2013 at 14:54.

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