Boyar Family History

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Boyar Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from a place named Boyary, in Belarus, Latvia, or Lithuania. Americanized spelling of Polish Bojar, a status name or nickname from bojar ‘boyar’ (a member of the old Russian aristocracy).

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

Similar surnames: Boyer, Boyan, Bar, Hoar, Bogar, Bosak, Bejar, Bazar, Bitar, Bonar

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Boyar Family Origin

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Boyar Family Occupations

What did your Boyar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boyar. 14% of Boyar men worked as a Salesman and 10% of Boyar women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boyar were Clerk and Stitcher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Stitcher

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Boyar Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Boyar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boyar 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 271 immigration records available for the last name Boyar. 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 269 military records available for the last name Boyar. For the veterans among your Boyar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boyar Life Expectancy

What is the average Boyar lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Boyar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Boyar in 1961 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boyar ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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