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Boven Name Meaning

Dutch: from a derivative of the Germanic personal name Bovo, from bov(o) ‘boy’. Swedish (Bovén): probably a topographic name from bo ‘farm’ + the adjectival suffix -(v)én, a derivative of Latin -enius.

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


Similar surnames: Boden, Bolen, Nolen, Boen, Boe, Boren, Bove, Moden, Bolin, Bovee

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Where is the Boven family from?

You can see how Boven families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boven family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boven families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 11 Boven families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Boven's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Boven families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boven surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boven ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boven. 28% of Boven men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Boven women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boven were Salesman and Housemaid.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • New Worker
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    18%
  • Housewife
    18%
  • New Worker
    18%
  • Housemaid
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Boven. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boven 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 941 immigration records available for the last name Boven. 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 490 military records available for the last name Boven. For the veterans among your Boven ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boven lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Boven life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Boven in 1958 was 35, and 79 in 2004.

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