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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

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

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Boyce Family Origin

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Boyce Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US 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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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Teacher

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

Boyce Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 27,000 immigration records available for the last name Boyce. 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 31,000 military records available for the last name Boyce. For the veterans among your Boyce ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boyce Life Expectancy

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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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