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Bice Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Beiss(e), a variant of Beitz 2. English: perhaps a variant of Biss. Compare Beese, Bise, Buys, Byce. Hungarian: nickname for someone with a limp or a peculiar gait, from bice ‘limp’.

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


Similar surnames: Bise, Byce, Dice, Bick, Nice, Rice, Tice, Biss, Ice, Boice

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Where is the Bice family from?

You can see how Bice families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bice family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bice families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 62 Bice families living in Ontario. This was about 64% of all the recorded Bice's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bice families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bice surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bice ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Bice. 64% of Bice men worked as a Farmer.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    64%
  • Carpenter
    14%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Farming
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Bice. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bice census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bice. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Bice. For the veterans among your Bice ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bice lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bice life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1950. The average life expectancy for Bice in 1943 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

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