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Boom Family History

Boom Surname Meaning

Dutch and North German: from Middle Dutch boom Middle Low German bōm ‘tree’ hence a nickname for a particularly tall person or a topographic name for someone who lived by a tree that was particularly conspicuous.

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


Similar surnames: Bohm, Booz, Hoog, Boot, Brook, Boock, Doom, Booms, Boos, Hoof

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Where is the Boom family from?

You can see how Boom families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boom family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boom families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 18 Boom families living in Ontario. This was about 40% of all the recorded Boom's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Boom families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boom surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boom ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Boom. 72% of Boom men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
    72%
  • Marchande
    15%
  • Labourer
    15%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Boom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boom 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Boom. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Boom. For the veterans among your Boom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boom lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Boom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Boom in 1945 was 34, and 79 in 2004.

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