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McBoyheand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The saga of the McBoyheand family begins among the people of the ancient tribe of the Picts. 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 McBoyheand family


The surname McBoyheand 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 McBoyheand family


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McBoyheand Spelling Variations


Although Medieval Scotland lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations of Scottish single names. McBoyheand has been written Boyne, Boyn, Boynd and others.

Early Notables of the McBoyheand family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McBoyheand family to Ireland


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


Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland or Australia, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name McBoyheand: Patrick Boyne who arrived in Philadelphia in 1874; Mathew Boyn arrived in Philadelphia in 1804 from Ireland.

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