Bove Family History
Bove Name Meaning
Italian: from bove ‘ox’ (from Latin bos) 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. Catalan (Bové): variant of Bover ‘oxherd cowherd’. English: perhaps an occasional variant of Buff for Bough .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022