Jonathan Boyce

1676–6 March 1767 (Age 91)
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Jonathan

When Jonathan Boyce was born in 1676, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joseph Boyce, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Meacham, was 30. He married Patience Gaskill on 28 May 1708, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 6 March 1767, in his hometown, at the age of 91.

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Jonathan Boyce
Patience Gaskill
Marriage: 28 May 1708
Ebenezer Boyce
Lydia Boyce
Jonathan Boyce
Patience Boyce

Spouse and Children

28 May 1708
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States


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Name Meaning

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 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Jonathan Boyce in entry for Patience Boyce, 1720, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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