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For other uses, see Boyer (disambiguation).

Boyer is a surname which is derived from:-

  1. The Boii, a Celtic tribe that migrated from ancient Bohemia (home of the Boii) to many regions surrounding the Alps.[1]
  2. In England, may come from bowyer, meaning "bow maker" or "bow seller." [2]
  3. In French, the surname may mean "ox guard" or "ox leader".
  4. In Turkish, the name may come from "boy-er", "boy" meaning "size" or "stature" and "er" meaning "man" or "soldier."
  5. It can also be a corruption or deliberate alteration of several German names.
  6. It also came from the German surname Bayer.

People with the surname[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ -- origins of Bayer
  2. ^ -- English variant