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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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Servant

    4%
  • Son

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Boyce family was Labourer. Farmer, Servant and Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boyce. The most common Boyce occupation in Canada was Farmer. 42% of Boyce's were Farmers.

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Between 1940 and 2004, 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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