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Boyer Family History

Boyer Name Meaning
Altered spelling of German Bayer or Beyer.German: habitational name for someone from Boye (near Celle-Hannover).English: variant of Bowyer.Danish: habitational name from a place so named. The surname is also found in Norway and Sweden, probably from the same source.

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

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320,888 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
52,830 Military Records
14,751 Immigration Records
256,549 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Boyer Families

  • Number of Boyer families
     1,098 - 2,193
     367 - 1,097
     1 - 366
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Boyer families
     84 - 166
     29 - 83
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Boyer families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Boyer census records

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Boyer Family Origin

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Boyer Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Boyer

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Boyer Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Boyer census records

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Boyer Civil War Service Records

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