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Boulay Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived by a grove of birch trees from a collective form of Old French boul ‘birch tree’ (from Late Latin bettulus) or a habitational name from (Le) Boulay the name of several places in various parts of France. Compare Boulais Boule Boulet and Bouley .

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

Similar surnames: Bouras, Boule, Bolar, Boxley, Bosley, Bourcy, Boulos, Boulet, Bowlan

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Where is the Boulay family from?

You can see how Boulay families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boulay family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Boulay families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 184 Boulay families living in Quebec. This was about 90% of all the recorded Boulay's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Boulay families in 1911.
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What did your Boulay ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Boulay. 33% of Boulay men worked as a Cultivateur and 25% of Boulay women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boulay were Cult and Clerk. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Cult

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housewife
  • Modiste
  • Montreur
  • Clerk
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Boulay lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Boulay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Boulay in 1943 was 44, and 81 in 2004.

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