This is Part 6 of David Boughton's Genealogy Pages
There are two A4 pages in this part so far.
Links to Surname Lists
The intention is not to provide a set of surname lists or to inform you
which lists I am on, but to enable you to find out if any other Boughtons
have listed their dates or places of interest or given the URL of their
In building up the list, it has become apparent that:-
- As Boughton is not a common surname, there are only a few lists that
have direct links to the name.
- There are many UK County Family History Society Web pages and lists but
so far as I know, currently there are only four that list people's interest
in the Boughton surname.
- There is some interest in Bouton and Bowton, so I have included these as
- There are at least three times as many Broughtons as Boughtons, so don't
get misled and think that you have discovered a lot more homepages.
- The probability is that most Boughtons throughout the world have roots
in the UK, BUT it's rather unlikely that we could all prove that we are
related. Since only a very few of them appear to be interested in their
family history, establishing a link is going to be a slow and difficult job.
So if you have stumbled across this site, reached this page and are
still interested, here is an opportunity to take a short cut. It's just
possible that there is another Boughton out there seeking another
Boughton who might be a distant relative. To speed it up I am doing the
layout as nested lists with hyperlinks so that you can jump to the
section that interests you and click on the particular list and then
it's up to you. I am no longer giving the URL that takes you directly
to the surnames beginning with B. They seem to have been changed or
discontinued. I have included some of the databases that list family
trees or GEDCOM files.
I ought to mention here that the ownership and management of these sites seems
to change fairly frequently. This is probably due to some of them being very
large and requiring a lot of time and effort just to keep them operating. So
if you get a 404 error response and no link to a new site, then I apologise
For a full list of the UK Family History Societies see the Web Pages
Federation of Family History
Societies and go to their surname pages.
- UK County Family History Societies
- Worldwide Genealogy Lists
- More Sites
Alternatively visit the Genuki County
I have not searched all counties in the UK, just those where I think my
own branch of the family might well have descendants. Once again, some
of the smaller sites seem to have changed url's or been dropped. I
suggest you google or use the above sites to track them down.
If you want to try other
genealogy sites for their surname lists then here are a few more.
Surname Resources Pages Note: This gives you a site for
Boughton and Bouton of Fairfield County, Conn.USA.
- World GenWeb
Archives gave me three matches for people with queries on their
Boughton ancestors in the UK (Jan., 1999)
Research Directory Yes, I know this is not an online directory
but the printed book (or CD-ROM) of people interested in a
particular surname, place and time might just match your interest. A
few libraries in the UK now have a copy, so it's worth asking for it,
or getting them to buy it. The 2001 Edition contains 4 entries under
Boughton (searching Bucks, Beds, Glos, Northants & Kent.
No Bouton searchers, but someone from Queensland, Australia, is
looking for Bowtons in Surrey and Kent.
- The Gendex database
enables you to search for variations in the spelling using Soundex,
but although there are many US Boughtons listed there are only a few
Part 1...Where and how did the name originate.
Part 2...The earliest mention of the name.
Part 3...Birth's, Marriages and Deaths before 1837.
Part 4...Searchable online documents.
Part 5...The IGI and other comprehensive sources.
Part 7...Loose Ends.
Part 8...Trees and Tables. (First tree added 28/4/02).
Part 9...Useful References.
Latest update: 23rd April 2013