> have heard that the name Bayet means little soldier in > Romanian. G: That is not right! Some considerations: - BOYET can be a name a person in Romania had. But boyet (in this spelling) means NOTHING in Romanian. It is very unusual to have "y" in Romanian. Nor "boiet" has a meaning. However, ,,baiet" or "bãiet" (with diacritic ã) is a typical spelling in Moldova for Romanian "baiat" which means boy, kid.
I can imagine an Jewish emmigrant could pronounce "boiat" due he not could master the language. It is also possible that some emigrant tried to addapt his name to a Romanian form but also found a spelling with "y" more exciting. It was relativelly usual for once in time (100 years ago) to manipulate names.
> Those could be possible spellings. Do you know of people > with that name and if so are they Jewish. Try several searches in Romanian phone directory http://whitepages.rohttp://whitepages.ro in Botosani, Iasi county with "Boyet" and other variations. * is accepted as joker. Note the database is case sensitive - do not search "boyet" or "bOYET"!
Maybe by knowing your original information I could find some interpretation of these spellings.