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Boender Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name or nickname derived from boenen ‘to rub to polish’ for someone using a boender ‘scrubbing brush’ to clean the floor or making these brushes (this is the literal meaning of the surname Boendermaker) or perhaps a nickname for someone with a head compared to such a brush.

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

Similar surnames: Blender, Bender, Render, Boeder, Brander, Boenker, Border, Bodner

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Where is the Boender family from?

You can see how Boender families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boender family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1881 and 1920. The most Boender families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 2 Boender families living in Iowa. This was about 15% of all the recorded Boender's in USA. Iowa and 2 other states had the highest population of Boender families in 1920.
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What did your Boender ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Boender. 67% of Boender men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
  • Farm Laborer
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Census Records

There are 449 census records available for the last name Boender. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boender 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 312 immigration records available for the last name Boender. 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 60 military records available for the last name Boender. For the veterans among your Boender ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boender lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Boender life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Boender in 1962 was 76, and 71 in 2004.

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