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Boo Name Meaning

Chinese: possibly Teochew or Hokkien form of the surnames 武 and 巫 see Wu 3 and This pronunciation is found in eastern Guangdong Fujian and Taiwan from where some people migrated to Singapore Malaysia Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia. Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 傅 see Fu Korean: variant of Pu 6. Swedish: topographic or ornamental name from an ornamental spelling of bo ‘residence’ or a habitational name from the placename Bo(o) or a placename containing bo. American shortened form of Dutch De Boo (see Deboo ). Galician: nickname from boo an archaic form of bo ‘good’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Boe, Bos, Bok, Woo, Bo, Bobo, Boon, Boy, Joo, Bol

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Where is the Boo family from?

You can see how Boo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boo family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boo families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Boo families living in British Columbia. This was about 43% of all the recorded Boo's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Boo families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Boo. 35% of Boo men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Boo women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boo were Shipping Clerk and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Draftsman
    6%
  • Shipping Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    40%
  • New Worker
    20%
  • Servant
    20%
  • Clerk
    20%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Boo. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Boo. For the veterans among your Boo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boo lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Boo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Boo in 1956 was 54, and 84 in 2004.

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