Boast Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): nickname for a boastful person, from Middle English bost ‘brag’, ‘vainglory’.

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


Similar surnames: Boat, Borst, Bolt, Bost, Blass, Boot, Hast, Prast, Brass, Byas

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Boast Family Origin

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Boast Family Occupations

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  • Blacksmith

    33%
  • Farmer

    33%
  • Jounalier

    17%
  • Servant

    17%

In 1881, the most common Boast occupation in Canada was Blacksmith. 33% of Boast's were Blacksmiths. A less common occupation for the Boast family was Servant. Blacksmith, Farmer and Jounalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boast.

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Boast Historical Records

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Boast Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, Boast life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Boast in 1963 was 62, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boast

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