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Boileau Name Meaning

French: from the Old French verb boi(re) ‘to drink’ + the definite article l’ + eau ‘water’, hence a nickname, perhaps for a teetotaler, perhaps for a drinker, or perhaps for someone who was so parsimonious he was prepared to run the risk of drinking water. Compare Drinkwater.

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


Similar surnames: Belleau, Soileau, Bibeau, Beau, Valleau, Bordeau, Boisseau, Rouleau

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Boileau Family Origin

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Boileau Family Occupations

What did your Boileau ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Boileau family was Menuisier. Cultivateur, Journalier and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boileau. The most common Boileau occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 19% of Boileau's were Cultivateurs.

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  • Cultivateur

    19%
  • Journalier

    15%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Menuisier

    4%

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Boileau Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Boileau ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Boileau Life Expectancy

What is the average Boileau lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, Boileau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Boileau in 1958 was 60, and 81 in 2004.

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