Boy Name Meaning

Dutch, Frisian, and North German: variant of Boye. French: southwestern spelling variant of Bois.

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


Similar surnames: Boye, Bos, Bly, Boe, Bey, Body, Boys, Moy, Loy, Foy

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Boy Family Origin

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Boy Family Occupations

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  • Cultivateur

    57%
  • Cook

    14%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Pilot

    14%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Boy family was Pilot. The most common Boy occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 57% of Boy's were Cultivateurs. Cultivateur, Cook and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boy.

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Boy Historical Records

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Boy Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, Boy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Boy in 1951 was 54, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boy

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