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Origin and popularity of the name BOYER


Boyer : 1: French: regional variant of Bouvier ‘herdsman’. This surname is also found in Haiti. Compare Bouyea and Boyea.2: Altered form of German Bayer or Beyer.3: German: habitational name for someone from Boye (near Celle-Hanover).4: English: variant of Bowyer.5: Danish: habitational name from a place so named. This surname is also found in Norway probably from the same source.6: Americanized form of Norwegian Bøye or Bøje (see Boye).7: Swedish: probably of German origin (see above).

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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