Bove Family History

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Bove Name Meaning

Italian and Catalan (Bové): from Italian bove, Catalan bové ‘ox’ (from Latin bos, genitive bovis), applied as a metonymic occupational name for a plowman or herdsman or as a nickname for someone thought to resemble an ox in some way, for example in being fat or patient. Danish: nickname from bouæ ‘villain’, ‘wretch’, or from the old personal name Bovi.

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

Similar surnames: Bobe, Dove, Love, Boye, Bone, Bode, Boe, Bole, Boven, Hove

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Bove Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bove name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bove. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Italy


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


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Bove Family Origin

Where is the Bove family from?

Bove Family Occupations

What did your Bove ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bove occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Bove's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bove family was Laborer. Farmer, Day Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bove.

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  • Farmer

  • Day Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bove ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bove Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Bove. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bove census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bove. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Bove. For the veterans among your Bove ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bove Life Expectancy

What is the average Bove lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bove life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bove in 1945 was 52, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bove ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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