Jonathan Boyce

Brief Life History 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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Family Time Line

Jonathan Boyce
1676–1767
Patience Gaskill
1689–1723
Marriage: 28 May 1708
Ebenezer Boyce
1707–1784
Lydia Boyce
1709–
Jonathan Boyce
1712–1803
Patience Boyce
1720–1804

Sources (2)

  • Deed, Joseph Boyce Sr. to son Joseph Boyce Jr.
  • Jonathan Boyce in entry for Patience Boyce, 1720, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

Name Meaning

English and Irish (mainly Donegal): of Norman origin, a habitational name from from one or more places in Normandy named with Old French bois ‘wood, grove’, especially Bois-Arnault and Bus-Saint-Rémy (Eure), and Bosc-le-Hard (Seine-Maritime), each of which is known to have given its name to an aristocratic Norman family in England. The name was taken by the Normans from England to Ireland, where it was also adopted to Anglicize Irish Ó Buadhaigh (see Bogue ).

English: variant of Bush , influenced by Old French bois in 1 above, or else a translation of this term.

Americanized form of French Bois .

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

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