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Boone Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from a nickname meaning ‘good’, from Old French bon ‘good’. Compare Bone 1. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Bohon in La Manche, France, of obscure etymology. Dutch: from Middle Dutch bone, boene ‘bean’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a bean grower or a nickname for a man of little importance (broad beans having been an extremely common crop in the medieval period), or possibly for a tall thin man (with reference to the runner bean).

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


Similar surnames: Bone, Borne, Bonne, Trone, Stone, Loose, Boore, Bane, Noone, Boon

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Where is the Boone family from?

You can see how Boone families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boone family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boone families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 76 Boone families living in New Brunswick. This was about 41% of all the recorded Boone's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Boone families in 1911.
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What did your Boone ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Boone. 30% of Boone men worked as a Labourer and 46% of Boone women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boone were Laborer and Student.

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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
    30%
  • Farmer
    29%
  • Miner
    10%
  • Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    46%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Saleslady
    19%
  • Student
    19%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Boone. 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 42,000 military records available for the last name Boone. For the veterans among your Boone ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boone lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Boone life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Boone in 1941 was 29, and 72 in 2004.

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