When George Gray Boyce was born on 18 September 1890, in Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, George Boyce, was 31 and his mother, Jessie Wilson, was 31. He married Annie Isabel Grant in 1915, in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. He lived in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada for about 4 years. He died on 27 September 1946, in Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 56.
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 .