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Boire Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived by a watering hole, or, in the south, a nickname for an imbecile, from boire ‘buzzard’.

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


Similar surnames: Borre, Boyce, Barre, Board, Wire, Poire, Bolle, Bois, Borne, Borra

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Where is the Boire family from?

You can see how Boire families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boire family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boire families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 39 Boire families living in Quebec. This was about 81% of all the recorded Boire's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Boire families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boire surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boire ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Resinier were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Boire. 35% of Boire men worked as a Cultivateur and 60% of Boire women worked as a Resinier. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boire were Commis and Stenographer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Cultivateur
    35%
  • Labourer
    30%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Commis
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Resinier
    60%
  • Stenographer
    40%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Boire. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boire 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 373 immigration records available for the last name Boire. 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 292 military records available for the last name Boire. For the veterans among your Boire ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boire lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Boire life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Boire in 1962 was 67, and 83 in 2004.

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