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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

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

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Where is the Bove family from?

You can see how Bove families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bove family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Bove families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Bove families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 67% of all the recorded Bove's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Bove families in 1911.
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What did your Bove ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bove. 22% of Bove men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Bove women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bove were Proprietor and Saleslady. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • New Worker
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Press Operator
  • Saleslady
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bove. 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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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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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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