Boyd Family History

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Boyd Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the island of Bute in the Firth of Clyde, the Gaelic name of which is Bód (genitive Bóid).

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


Similar surnames: Bold, Hoy, Boye, Boak, Bond, Dodd, Bay, Hoad, Bird, Noya

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Boyd Family Origin

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Boyd Family Occupations

What did your Boyd ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Boyd. 34% of Boyd men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Boyd women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boyd were Clerk and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Student
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%

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

Boyd Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 836,000 census records available for the last name Boyd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boyd 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 103,000 immigration records available for the last name Boyd. 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 156,000 military records available for the last name Boyd. For the veterans among your Boyd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boyd Life Expectancy

What is the average Boyd lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Boyd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Boyd in 1940 was 33, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boyd 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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