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Boulanger Name Meaning

French and Walloon: occupational name for a baker originally the man responsible for dividing the dough into boules ‘balls’. The name is comparatively late in origin (12th century) and partly replaced the older Fournier only in northern France and in Wallonia (Belgium). Compare Baker .

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

Similar surnames: Bolander, Bullinger, Boulier, Bolger, Hollinger, Bunger, Berwanger

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Where is the Boulanger family from?

You can see how Boulanger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boulanger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boulanger families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 1,243 Boulanger families living in Quebec. This was about 93% of all the recorded Boulanger's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Boulanger families in 1911.
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What did your Boulanger ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Commis were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Boulanger. 29% of Boulanger men worked as a Cultivateur and 16% of Boulanger women worked as a Commis. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boulanger were Fils De Cultivateur and Religieuse. .

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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

  • Cultivateur
  • Journalier
  • Farmer
  • Fils De Cultivateur

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Commis
  • Journalier
  • Mnagre
  • Religieuse
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Passenger Lists

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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Boulanger. For the veterans among your Boulanger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boulanger lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Boulanger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Boulanger in 1943 was 32, and 80 in 2004.

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