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Boughton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places so named. Those in Cambridgeshire (formerly Huntingdonshire), Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, and Nottinghamshire are named from the Old English byname Bucca (see Buck 1) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; those in Cheshire and Kent are named with Old English boc ‘beech’ + tun.

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


Similar surnames: Roughton, Houghton, Broughton, Oughton, Doughton, Haughton, Laughton

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Boughton Family Origin

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Boughton Family Occupations

What did your Boughton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Pump Maker and Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boughton. A less common occupation for the Boughton family was Stone Mason. The most common Boughton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Boughton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Pump Maker

    33%
  • Mason

    17%
  • Stone Mason

    17%

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Boughton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Boughton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boughton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Boughton. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Boughton. For the veterans among your Boughton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boughton Life Expectancy

What is the average Boughton lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Boughton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Boughton in 1944 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boughton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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