Boye Name Meaning

English, North German, Dutch, Frisian, and Danish: from a Germanic personal name, Boio or Bogo, of uncertain origin. It may represent a variant of Bothe, with the regular Low German loss of the dental between vowels, but a cognate name appears to have existed in Old English (see Boyce), where this feature does not occur. Boje is still in use as a personal name in Friesland. Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch boy(e) ‘boy’, ‘lad’.

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


Similar surnames: Boyce, Bode, Boe, Bye, Boyer, Bone, Bole, Moye, Bose, Boie

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Boye Family Origin

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Boye Family Occupations

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  • Bricklayer Laborer

    20%
  • Card Cleaner (Woollen)

    20%
  • Glass Oil & Color Merchant

    20%
  • Retired Captain Indian Army

    20%

In 1881, the most common Boye occupation in the UK was Bricklayer Laborer. 20% of Boye's were Bricklayer Laborers. A less common occupation for the Boye family was Retired Captain Indian Army. Bricklayer Laborer, Card Cleaner (Woollen) and Glass Oil & Color Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boye.

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Boye Historical Records

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Boye Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, Boye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Boye in 1957 was 58, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boye

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