Boyce Family History
Boyce Name Meaning
English and Irish (mainly Donegal): of Norman origin a habitational name from from one or more places in Normandy named with Old French bois ‘wood grove’ especially Bois-Arnault and Bus-Saint-Rémy (Eure) and Bosc-le-Hard (Seine-Maritime) each of which is known to have given its name to an aristocratic Norman family in England. The name was taken by the Normans from England to Ireland where it was also adopted to Anglicize Irish Ó Buadhaigh (see Bogue ). English: variant of Bush influenced by Old French bois in 1 above or else a translation of this term. Americanized form of French Bois .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022