Boak Name Meaning

Scottish: perhaps a habitational name from Boak in the parish of Kirkcolm, or a topographic name from the dialect word boak ‘ridge (as a boundary)’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Oak, Boan, Bock, Bork, Look, Beck, Hoad, Hoar, Boat, Bean

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Boak Family Origin

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Boak Family Occupations

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  • Merchant

    23%
  • Farmer

    18%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • School

    9%

In 1881, Merchant, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boak. A less common occupation for the Boak family was School. The most common Boak occupation in Canada was Merchant. 23% of Boak's were Merchants.

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Boak Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1956 and 2004, Boak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Boak in 1956 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boak

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