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Boecker Name Meaning

reduced form of Bödeker ‘cooper’ (see Boedeker). habitational name from any of several places in northern Germany named with Middle Low German boke, böke ‘beech tree’ (see Boeckmann).

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


Similar surnames: Buecker, Boeckel, Boeck, Boenker, Boeke, Boeker, Bricker, Hoecker

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Where is the Boecker family from?

You can see how Boecker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boecker family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Boecker families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Boecker families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Boecker's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Boecker families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boecker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boecker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boecker. 33% of Boecker men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Boecker women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boecker were Salesman and Housework.

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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

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Farming
    18%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    17%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Waitress
    13%
  • Housework
    9%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Boecker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boecker 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 741 immigration records available for the last name Boecker. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Boecker. For the veterans among your Boecker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boecker lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Boecker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Boecker in 1950 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

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