The current generations of the McBoyheyn family have inherited a surname that was first used hundreds of years ago by descendants of the ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts
. The McBoyheyn 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 McBoyheyn family
The surname McBoyheyn 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 McBoyheyn family
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McBoyheyn Spelling Variations
Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations
. In various documents, McBoyheyn has been spelled Boyne, Boyn, Boynd and others.
Early Notables of the McBoyheyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McBoyheyn family to Ireland
Some of the McBoyheyn 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.
Migration of the McBoyheyn family to the New World and Oceana
The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name McBoyheyn: Patrick Boyne who arrived in Philadelphia in 1874; Mathew Boyn arrived in Philadelphia in 1804 from Ireland.