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Boy Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Boy Boye
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About the Project

The BOY Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the BOY name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the BOY name.

As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual team studies and research pages will be formed and can be used to focus research on certain topics or areas of interest. Potential Teams could focus on particular family groups, geographic areas, time frame, migration patterns, occupations, DNA or statistics. These studies may focus on a particular family or may include a number of family branches which have no immediate link to one another. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.

Also see the related surnames and surname variants.

How to Join

To join the Boy Name Study, first start out by browsing our current teams to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!

If a team does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinator: Emily Holmberg for assistance.

... ... ... is a member of the Boy Name Study Project.

Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:


To add a profile to the study, use one of the categories or simply add a sticker using: {{One Name Study|name=Boy}}

Teams / Research Pages

To Be Developed


  • Relationship between Jacob Boy and Jeremiah Boyd
  • German Roots
  • North America
    • Canada
    • United States
  • DNA


  • Emily (Boy) Holmberg - I am interested in the family of Jacob Boy. I am hoping to follow his descendants as they either stay in East Tennessee or migrate across the United States. I want to identify his family in Pennsylvania and their origins in Germany. I am also interested in finding if there is a connection with Jeremiah Boyd prior to the marriage of Jacob's granddaughter to Jeremiah's son.

Related Surnames and Surname Variants

This study includes the following variant spelling of BOYE .

Task List

  1. Monitor the Boy and Boye Surname Activity Feeds.
  2. Monitor the Boy and Boye Surname dbErrors Feed. Note: This report will generate a list for BOY in any name location, not only surname. For example: "Baby Boy Smith or Fulton "Blind Boy Fuller" Allen
  3. Work towards having all BOY and BOYE profiles fully sourced. See the lists for Unsourced BOY profiles and Unsourced BOYE profiles
  4. Work towards having all BOY and BOYE profiles on WikiTree to be connected to the global tree Unconnected BOY Profiles Unconnected BOYE Profiles
  5. Identify other potential geographical areas and/or individuals to develop as a focus for this study
  6. Determine Category Structure - See:Potential Categories
  7. Develop Team / Research Pages

Potential Categories

  • Location:
    • United States, Name of State
      • State Where Born Only? State Where Born & Died? or State Where Lived Most of Life?
  • Relationship: Detail on Research Page instead of by Category (Table by Generation - Can include children of daughters?
    • Descendant, Jacob
      • Step-children of descendants? - No (they could be considered descendants, but unless last name is Boy, should not be in One Name Study
    • Spouse
  • Military
    • American Revolutionary War
    • War of 1812
    • Civil War
  • Occupations
    • Farmer
    • Minister
    • Teacher

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