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Boise Family History

Boise Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Boyce . This form of the surname is common in the US but rare in Britain. English: variant of Boyes .

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

Similar surnames: Boice, Boyse, Boisen, Bose, Bise, Boose, Boys, Boie, Bloise, Baise

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Where is the Boise family from?

You can see how Boise families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boise family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boise families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 19 Boise families living in Quebec. This was about 63% of all the recorded Boise's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Boise families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boise surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boise ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Boise. 34% of Boise men worked as a Labourer. .

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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

  • Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Boise. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boise 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 777 immigration records available for the last name Boise. 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 Boise. For the veterans among your Boise ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boise lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Boise life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Boise in 1950 was 32, and 70 in 2004.

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