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Boule Family History

Boule Name Meaning

French (Boulé): variant of Boulay and in North America (also) an altered form of this. French: from Old French boule ‘ball’ (from Latin bulla) a nickname for a short rotund man. French (Boulé): from a derivative of Old French bouler ‘to play ball’ (see 2 above) a metonymic occupational name for a bowls player. French: from the feminine form of Old French boul ‘birch tree’ (from Late Latin bettulus) a topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree. In some cases possibly also English: at least in part of French (Huguenot) origin (see above). Alternatively a variant of Bull or Boll . This surname is very rare in Britain.

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

Similar surnames: Bolle, Bouie, Bogle, Houle, Bole, Brule, Goulet, Bolt, Dole, Sole

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Where is the Boule family from?

You can see how Boule families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boule family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Boule families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 166 Boule families living in Quebec. This was about 75% of all the recorded Boule's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Boule families in 1911.
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What did your Boule ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Servante were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Boule. 21% of Boule men worked as a Cultivateur and 100% of Boule women worked as a Servante. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Cultivateur
  • Marchande

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servante
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Passenger Lists

There are 600 immigration records available for the last name Boule. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Boule. For the veterans among your Boule ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boule lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Boule life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Boule in 1956 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

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