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Boerman Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for a peasant, from boer ‘peasant’, from Boer + man ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Berman, Broerman, Beerman, Moerman, Bierman, Forman, Bodman, Sherman

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Where is the Boerman family from?

You can see how Boerman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boerman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Boerman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Boerman families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Boerman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Boerman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boerman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boerman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Boerman. 39% of Boerman men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Boerman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boerman were Truck Driver and 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Laborer
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Boerman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boerman 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 488 immigration records available for the last name Boerman. 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 313 military records available for the last name Boerman. For the veterans among your Boerman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boerman lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Boerman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Boerman in 1962 was 86, and 61 in 2004.

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