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Boyes Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire): variant spelling of Boyce. Americanized spelling of French Bois.

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

Similar surnames: Boys, Boies, Boyer, Boye, Boles, Boyea, Bowes, Boyet, Boyers, Bones

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Where is the Boyes family from?

You can see how Boyes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boyes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boyes families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 216 Boyes families living in Ontario. This was about 57% of all the recorded Boyes's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Boyes families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boyes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boyes ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Boyes. 37% of Boyes men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Boyes women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boyes were Cultivateur and Student. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Cultivateur

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Student
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Census Records

There are 75,000 census records available for the last name Boyes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boyes 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Boyes. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Boyes. For the veterans among your Boyes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boyes lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Boyes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Boyes in 1942 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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