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Bouma Family History

Bouma Name Meaning

West Frisian:: from a shortened form of Bouwema a patronymic from the personal name Bouwe (a derivative of Baldwin ) composed with the suffix -ma ‘(one of the) men of’. It is also a habitational name from a place called Bouma. Compare Buma . in some cases perhaps also adopted by a bouwman ‘farmer’ because of the similarity between the name (see 1 above) and noun; compare Bouman .

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


Similar surnames: Bouman, Bosma, Bouza, Borra, Douma, Buza, Bouras, Baum, Brumm, Brum

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Where is the Bouma family from?

You can see how Bouma families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bouma family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Bouma families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Bouma families living in Manitoba. This was about 90% of all the recorded Bouma's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Bouma families in 1911.
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What did your Bouma ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Bouma. 100% of Bouma 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
    100%
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Census Records

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

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bouma. 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 717 military records available for the last name Bouma. For the veterans among your Bouma ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bouma lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bouma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Bouma in 1962 was 73, and 79 in 2004.

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