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Boen Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Boone. Norwegian (Bøen): habitational name from a common farm name Bøen ‘The Farm’, from bø ‘farm’ or ‘meadow’ (Old Norse býr) + the definite article -en. Respelling of Swedish Böen, cognate with 2.

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


Similar surnames: Boe, Bogen, Hoen, Oen, Moen, Boden, Boven, Ben, Bolen, Born

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Where is the Boen family from?

You can see how Boen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boen families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 8 Boen families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Boen's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Boen families in 1911.
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What did your Boen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Boen. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Boen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boen 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 768 immigration records available for the last name Boen. 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 Boen. For the veterans among your Boen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boen lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Boen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Boen in 1948 was 57, and 75 in 2004.

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