Boer Family History

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Boer Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: occupational name for a farmer, from Middle Low German bur ‘dweller’, ‘citizen’, ‘neighbor’, ‘farmer’ (see Bauer).

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

Similar surnames: Beer, Baer, Boger, Bier, Boker, Boner, Boe, Borer, Bower, Mohr

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Boer Family Origin

Where is the Boer family from?

Boer Family Occupations

What did your Boer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Boer. 60% of Boer men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer

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

Boer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Boer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Boer. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Boer. For the veterans among your Boer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boer Life Expectancy

What is the average Boer lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Boer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Boer in 1960 was 40, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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