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Early Origins of the Bovee family

The surname Bovee was first found in Marne adjacent to Lorraine, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor at Reims. The family were well established in the region of Nancy and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility. The name descends from St Beuve, in the 12th century. Provencal St Beuvon was so honored for his great resistance against the Saracens.

Early History of the Bovee family

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Bovee Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bauve, Le Bauve, Lebauve, Bove, Le Bove, Bovo, Bovy, Bovey, Bavoux, Baveux, Bauvau, La Bauve and many more.

Early Notables of the Bovee family (pre 1700)

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Bovee Ranking

In the United States, the name Bovee is the 12,094th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Bovee family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: including many of the name who migrated to the New World from the mid 17th century onward.

Contemporary Notables of the name Bovee (post 1700) +

  • W. H. Bovee (1823-1894), American politician, Mayor of Oakland, California, 1863-64 [2]
  • Russ Bovee, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota, 1989 [2]
  • Matthias Jacob Bovee (1793-1872), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Montgomery and Hamilton counties, 1826; U.S. Representative from New York 15th District, 1835-37 [2]
  • Marvin H. Bovee, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Wisconsin State Senate 10th District, 1853 [2]
  • Kenneth C. Bovee, American politician, Mayor of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, 1993 [2]

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  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from on Facebook