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Boyce Name Meaning
Scottish, northern Irish, and English: topographic name for someone who lived by a wood, from Old French bois ‘wood’.English: patronymic from the Middle English nickname boy ‘lad’, ‘servant’, or possibly from an Old English personal name Boia, of uncertain origin. Examples such as Aluuinus Boi (Domesday Book) and Ivo le Boye (Lincolnshire 1232) support the view that it was a byname or even an occupational name; examples such as Stephanus filius Boie (Northumbria 1202) suggest that it was in use as a personal name in the Middle English period.Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhaigh (see Bogue).Anglicized spelling of French Bois, cognate with 1.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Boyce Families

  • Number of Boyce families
     262 - 522
     88 - 261
     1 - 87
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Boyce families
     484 - 965
     162 - 483
     1 - 161
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Boyce families
     114 - 225
     39 - 113
     1 - 38
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Boyce Family Origin

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Boyce Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Boyce

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Boyce Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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