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Boat Surname Meaning

Americanized form of North German and Dutch Both itself a variant of Bothe . English (Leicestershire): variant of Boot .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Boot, Bott, Bolt, Bean, Best, Bow, Hoad, Belt, Moat, Kost

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Where is the Boat family from?

You can see how Boat families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boat family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boat families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Boat families living in Ontario. This was about 39% of all the recorded Boat's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Boat families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boat surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boat ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Boat. 28% of Boat men worked as a Laborer and 37% of Boat women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boat were Helper and School Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Helper

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Maid
  • School Teacher
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Boat. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boat census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 352 immigration records available for the last name Boat. 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 Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Boat. For the veterans among your Boat ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boat lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Boat life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Boat in 1951 was 43, and 86 in 2004.

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