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Boh Family History

Boh Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Bo, Bow, Oh, Box, Bos, Bon, Bohm, Yoh, Boe, Bohn

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Where is the Boh family from?

You can see how Boh families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boh family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Boh families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 3 Boh families living in British Columbia. This was about 60% of all the recorded Boh's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Boh families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boh surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boh ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Boh. 39% of Boh men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Boh women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boh were Farm Help and Weaver. .

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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

  • Laborer
    39%
  • Farmer
    27%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farm Help
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    25%
  • Owner
    25%
  • Herding
    25%
  • Weaver
    25%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Boh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boh 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 579 immigration records available for the last name Boh. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Boh. For the veterans among your Boh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boh lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Boh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Boh in 1952 was 55, and 92 in 2004.

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