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Boos Family History

Boos Name Meaning

Dutch and German: from a Germanic personal name, Boso, most probably from an element meaning ‘leader’, ‘nobleman’, or ‘arrogant person’.

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


Similar surnames: Bos, Booz, Book, Goos, Bors, Boom, Joos, Roos, Boros, Boss

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Where is the Boos family from?

You can see how Boos families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boos family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boos families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 8 Boos families living in Manitoba. This was about 21% of all the recorded Boos's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Boos families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boos surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boos ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Boos. 70% of Boos 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
    70%
  • Journalier
    16%
  • Teaming
    16%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Boos. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boos 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Boos. 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 Boos. For the veterans among your Boos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boos lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Boos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Boos in 1945 was 35, and 70 in 2004.

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