Boas Family History

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Boas Name Meaning

Jewish, English, and Scottish: from the Biblical personal name Boas or Boaz. In 18th-century Britain this surname was found as far apart as St. Ives in Cornwall and Dundee in Scotland.

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

Similar surnames: Boaz, Boss, Boat, Blas, Bors, Noa, Bras, Boan, Bolas, Baas

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Boas Family Origin

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Boas Family Occupations

What did your Boas ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Boas family was Merchant. The most common Boas occupation in Canada was School. 78% of Boas's were Schools. School and Farm Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Boas.

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  • School

  • Farm Laborer

  • Merchant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Boas ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Boas Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Boas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boas census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Boas. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Boas. For the veterans among your Boas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boas Life Expectancy

What is the average Boas lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Boas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Boas in 1943 was 31, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boas

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boas ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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