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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

Similar surnames: Boye, Joyce, Royce, Boyle, Bence, Ponce, Bryce, Noyce, Bosco, Boyte

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Where is the Boyce family from?

You can see how Boyce families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boyce family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boyce families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 89 Boyce families living in New York. This was about 28% of all the recorded Boyce's in USA. New York had the highest population of Boyce families in 1840.
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What did your Boyce ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Boyce. 17% of Boyce men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Boyce women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boyce were Carpenter and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Teacher
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What is the average Boyce lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Boyce life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Boyce in 1940 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

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