Balestrand Ættesoge 1
New article about the Bøyum area. This is a translation of chapter 50 - Bøyum from "Balestrand Ættesoge 1" published by Balestrand Municipality in 1985.
The book documents what is known about øyum farms, as well as Tufts (farms in front of Bøyum) and crofts That which belonged to the farms. The first owners of some of the farms are documents back to about the year 1600, and the documentation is up to about 1900.
Harald Fairhair's saga
My part of the Bøyum family relates back to the old Norwegian viking kings. The one that our Bøyum family relates to are Gyda den Vårgjevne. Since all Bøyum families are not necessarily related, this link does not apply to everyone with the Bøyum / Boyum name. However, there are other links backwards in time to the Norwegian Viking kings.
The Losna Clan that our Bøyum family relates had a Coat-of-Arms. Here are some facts around this (including the picture)Go to article...
Old Norwegian surnames are difficult to understand. It' many Boyum families, and the reason for this is how people got there surnames in the old days.Go to article...
Fjærland in Sogn
Fjærland are a small place in Sogne fjord in the western parts of Norway. This is the place Boyum's came from originaly.Go to article...
Boyum's that emigrated
This article documents who emigrated to USA from the different Boyum farms and surroundings (using the Boyum name).Go to article...
Relation to Harald Hårfagre
Our Boyum family are related to the viking king Harald Haarfagre (850-932). This article will give short presentation.Go to article...
Our Bøyum farm
There are more than one Boyum farm. Already in 1609 there where 5 farms and this farms was in 1900 devided into 7 farms.Go to article...