Boykin Family History

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Boykin Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of the Middle English personal name Boye.

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

Similar surnames: Botkin, Boyken, Boykins, Bodkin, Hoskin, Godkin, Bufkin, Boyson

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Boykin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Boykin name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Boykin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Boykin Family Origin

Where is the Boykin family from?

Boykin Family Occupations

What did your Boykin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boykin. A less common occupation for the Boykin family was Farming. The most common Boykin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Boykin's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Boykin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Boykin Historical Records

What Boykin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Boykin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boykin 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Boykin. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Boykin. For the veterans among your Boykin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boykin Life Expectancy

What is the average Boykin lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Boykin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Boykin in 1941 was 31, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boykin 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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