Boggs Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English boggish ‘boastful’, ‘haughty’ (a word of unknown origin, perhaps akin to Germanic bag and bug, with the literal meaning ‘swollen’, ‘puffed up’). The name (in the forms Boge(y)s, Boga(y)s) is found in the 12th century in Yorkshire and East Anglia, and also around Bordeaux, which had trading links with East Anglia.

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


Similar surnames: Biggs, Bagge, Bogle, Bogus, Boss, Hogg, Bowes, Bois, Voges, Bones

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Boggs Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Going To School

    14%
  • Book Keeper

    6%
  • Carpenter

    6%

In 1881, the most common Boggs occupation in Canada was Farmer. 27% of Boggs's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Boggs family was Carpenter. Farmer, Going To School and Book Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boggs.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Boggs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Boggs in 1940 was 34, and 72 in 2004.

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