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Origin and Meaning of Boyer

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Boy"er
A Flemish sloop with a castle at each end.

Etymology: D. boeijer; -- so called because these vessels were employed for laying the boeijen, or buoys: cf. F. boyer. See Buoy


Dutch boeijer, so called because these vessels were employed for laying the boeijen, or buoys: compare French boyer.

  1. (nautical) A Flemish sloop with a castle at each end.

Notable Persons Named Boyer

Boyer was born on August 18th, 1946.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Boyer

Charles Boyer was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1920 to 1976. Charles was born on August 28th, 1899 in Figeac, Lot, Midi-Pyrénées, France. He died on August 26th, 1978.


Angelique Boyer is an actress. She has been prominent since 2004. Angelique was given the name Angelique Monique-Paulette Boyer Rousseau on July 4th, 1988 in Saint-Claude, Jura.


Nate Boyer is an athlete for the Free agent. His ongoing career started in 2015. Nate was born on January 9th, 1981 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.


Herbert Boyer is a scientist. Herbert was born on July 10th, 1936.


Jean-Pierre Boyer was an office holder. Jean-Pierre was born on February 15th, 1776 in Port-au-Prince. He left this life on July 9th, 1850.


Rod was given the name Ronald Boyer on September 18th, 1952 in Central, South Carolina. Rod is also known as Fontana and Rod.


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Popularity of Boyer as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Boyer U.S.
  White 88.78% 64.26%
  African American 5.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.62% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.61% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.86% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.68% 16.26%

Of Last Name Boyer

People with the last name Boyer are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Boyer

  • How Popular is the name Boyer? Boyer is the 69,459th most popular name of all time. As a last name Boyer was the 676th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Boyer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12 babies born with the first name Boyer in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Boyer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2016 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Boyer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Boyer is Wednesday, January 2nd, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Boyer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Boyer was in 2016 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Boyer: Your name in reverse order is Reyob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eyorb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Boyer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 50,742 people with the last name Boyer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Boyer? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 17 of them will have Boyer as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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