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Where did the French Bovee family come from? What is the French Bovee family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bovee family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bovee family history?


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.

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.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bovee research. Another 101 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bovee History in all our PDF Extended History products.


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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.


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The Bovee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bovee Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 23 September 2010 at 15:40.

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