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Bou Family History

Bou Name Meaning

Catalan and southern French: from Catalan and Occitan bou ‘ox’ (from Latin bos genitive bovis) probably a metonymic occupational name for a herdsman. Compare Bove . Arabic (mainly Lebanon Maghreb): vernacular dialect variant of Abou in which the initial short vowel is dropped. This surname is found among both Muslims and Christians. Cambodian: written ប៊ូ unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Bau, Ou, Kou, Box, Bo, Bow, Bon, Bru, Pou, Bos

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Where is the Bou family from?

You can see how Bou families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bou family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Bou families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Bou families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Bou's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Bou families in 1911.
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What did your Bou ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Bou. 100% of Bou 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
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bou. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Bou. For the veterans among your Bou ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bou lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Bou life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bou in 1966 was 64, and 58 in 2004.

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