Boerst Family History

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Boerst Name Meaning

German (Börst): nickname for someone with an aggressive temperament, from German Börst ‘bristle’.

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

Similar surnames: Borst, Burst, Bort, Dorst, Best, Vorst, Oberst, Forst, Bost, Boese

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Boerst Family Origin

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Boerst Family Occupations

What did your Boerst ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Driver and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boerst. A less common occupation for the Boerst family was Labourer. The most common Boerst occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Boerst's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Driver

  • Laborer

  • Labourer


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Boerst ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Boerst Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Boerst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boerst 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Boerst. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Boerst. For the veterans among your Boerst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boerst Life Expectancy

What is the average Boerst lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Boerst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Boerst in 1956 was 62, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boerst

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boerst 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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