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There are 28,459 people with the Boyce surname on MyHeritage.com
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Where do people with the Boyce surname come from:
USA
 (53%)
Great Britain
 (26%)
Canada
 (9%)
Ireland
 (5%)
Australia
 (3%)
New Zealand
 (1%)
Barbados
 (1%)
South Africa
 (0.4%)
Trinidad and Tobago
 (0.2%)
Belize
 (0.2%)
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The meaning of the name Boyce:
  1. Scottish, northern Irish, and English: topographic name for someone who lived by a wood, from Old French bois ‘wood’.
  2. 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.
  3. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhaigh (see Bogue).
  4. Anglicized spelling of French Bois, cognate with 1.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, Mar 2003
Most popular first names with surname Boyce:
Alice Boyce   Ann Boyce   Anne Boyce   Elizabeth Boyce   George Boyce   James Boyce   John Boyce   Joseph Boyce   Laura Boyce   Margaret Boyce   Mary Boyce   Samuel Boyce   Sarah Boyce   Thomas Boyce   William Boyce  
Family sites on MyHeritage with the last name Boyce:
Boyce Web Site, 34 members
Boyce Web Site, 24 members
Boyce Web Site, 10 members
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