Boyce

Recorded as Boys, Boyse, Boice, Boyce, Boyson and others, this interesting "British Isles" surname has a number of possible origins. Firstly, it may be a topographical name for someone who lived by a wood, and hence deriving from the Old French word "bois", probably introduced by the Normans after the Conquest of England in 1066, secondly it may be a patronymic from the Middle English occupational word "boy" meaning a lad or young servant, thirdly it may derive from an Old English and Welsh pre 7th century personal name Boia. If Irish is derives from the ancient Gaelic name O' Buadhaigh, the prefix O' meaning "grandson or descendant of", plus Buadhach, a personal name meaning "victorious". The surname dates back to the early 13th century (see below), and examples of these recordings include Thomas Boys in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296, and Robert du Boys in the Subsidy Rolls of Suffolk in 1327. Other early examples of recordings include those of Judith, the daughter of Peter Boyes, who was christened at St. Ann's Blackfriars, in the city of London on April 14th 1573, whilst John Frederick Boyes (1811 - 1879) was a classical scholar who published many works relating to classical and English poetry. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Nicholas del Bois. This was dated 1201, in the Pipe Rolls of Lincolnshire, during the reign of King John of England, 1199 - 1216. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Boyce — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Benjamin Boyce (* 1968), englischer Sänger Darryl Boyce (* 1984), kanadischer Eishockeyspieler Emmerson Boyce (* 1979), englisch barbadischer Fußballspieler Frank Cottrell Boyce (* 1961), britischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Boyce — may refer to:* Christopher John Boyce, American who sold spy satellite secrets to the USSR. * Emmerson Boyce, English footballer. * James Petigru Boyce, theologian and Southern Seminary founder. * Max Boyce, Welsh singer and comedian. * Raymond F …   Wikipedia

  • Boyce — Boyce, LA U.S. town in Louisiana Population (2000): 1190 Housing Units (2000): 485 Land area (2000): 0.531370 sq. miles (1.376243 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.051377 sq. miles (0.133066 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.582747 sq. miles (1.509309 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • BOYCE (W.) — BOYCE WILLIAM (1710 env. 1779) Organiste, compositeur et éditeur de musique anglais, William Boyce passa toute sa vie à Londres; chantre, puis élève de l’organiste Maurice Greene à la cathédrale Saint Paul, il est ensuite organiste dans diverses… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Boyce, LA — U.S. town in Louisiana Population (2000): 1190 Housing Units (2000): 485 Land area (2000): 0.531370 sq. miles (1.376243 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.051377 sq. miles (0.133066 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.582747 sq. miles (1.509309 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Boyce, VA — U.S. town in Virginia Population (2000): 426 Housing Units (2000): 168 Land area (2000): 0.361048 sq. miles (0.935111 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.361048 sq. miles (0.935111 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Boyce —   [bɔɪs], William, englischer Komponist, * London (getauft 11. 9.) 1711, ✝ Kensington (heute zu London) 7. 2. 1779; Schüler von M. Greene und später, auch als Organist der Oxfordkapelle, von J. C. Pepusch; wurde 1736 Organist an Saint Michael s… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Boyce — Boyce, so v.w. Boethius 2) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Boyce — (spr. boiß), William, engl. Komponist, geb. 1710 in London, gest. daselbst 7. Febr. 1779, war als Chorknabe an der Paulskirche Schüler von M. Greene. später noch Schüler von Pepusch, bekleidete Organistenstellen an verschiedenen Kirchen Londons… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Boyce — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Boyce peut faire référence à : un title allemand pour les hommes intrépides qui protégent la civilisation, domestique le sauvage, et expandent les… …   Wikipédia en Français

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