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

What did your Boy ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Cultivateur

  • Cook

  • Farmer

  • Pilot


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Boy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Boy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boy census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Boy. 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 Card

There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Boy. For the veterans among your Boy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boy Life Expectancy

What is the average Boy lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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