This interesting name is of Scottish origin and is a variant spelling of the surname Bogie, a locational name from a place so called, in the parish of Abbotshall, Fife. Bogue was formerly called "Bolgyne", and it is thought that it derives from the Gaelic "bolg", a bag or sack, in the sense, bag shaped pool. The following examples illustrate the name development after 1317 (see below), William Bolgy was chaplain of Perth in 1455, and John Bolgi was sergeant to the Friars in 1477; Robert Boggie was heir to land in the parish of Leuchars in 1690, and William Boagie married Grizel Fisher on February 1747 at Saline, Fife. In June 1846, aboard the "Fidelia" Jane Bogey, aged twenty years and her daughter Eliza, ages two years, emigrated to New York, sailing from Liverpool. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Malcolmi Bolgy (burgess), which was dated 1317, Aberdeen, Scotland, during the reign of King Robert 1, "The Bruce", 1306 - 1329. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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