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Booker Family History

Booker Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone concerned with books, generally a scribe or binder, from Middle English boker, Old English bocere, an agent derivative of boc ‘book’. English: variant of Bowker. Americanized form of German Bucher.

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


Similar surnames: Boozer, Bowker, Boomer, Cooper, Boker, Hooker, Bowler, Brooker

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Where is the Booker family from?

You can see how Booker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Booker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Booker families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 140 Booker families living in Ontario. This was about 57% of all the recorded Booker's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Booker families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Booker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Booker ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Booker. 55% of Booker men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Booker women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Booker were Machinist and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    55%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Operator
    31%
  • Teacher
    24%
  • Domestic
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
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Census Records

There are 206,000 census records available for the last name Booker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Booker 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Booker. 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 28,000 military records available for the last name Booker. For the veterans among your Booker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Booker lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Booker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Booker in 1942 was 47, and 69 in 2004.

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