Boyce Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Boyce Family History

If you are conducting some Boyce family history research then you can view the Boyce coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Boyce surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Boyce in Ireland was brought to the country by settlers in the seventeenth century and is ultimately of Norman origin, from the French word 'bois'. It was also sometimes adopted by members of the native Gaelic O'Buadhaigh Sept of County Donegal as the anglicized form of their name, as was the name Bogue.

A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Boyce Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Canton An Honorable charge
The Fess Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour
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