Boykins Family History

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Boykins Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch Boykens, which is either from a pet form of the personal name Boy (see Boye), or a patronymic from the personal name Boudewijn, Dutch equivalent of Baldwin.

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

Similar surnames: Boykin, Boyken, Botkin, Dopkins, Tomkins, Bodkin, Hopkins, Boyens

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Boykins Family Origin

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Boykins Family Occupations

What did your Boykins ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boykins. 25% of Boykins men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Boykins women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boykins were Porter and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Porter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Laborer
  • Teacher

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

Boykins Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Boykins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boykins 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 104 immigration records available for the last name Boykins. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Boykins. For the veterans among your Boykins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boykins Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Boykins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Boykins in 1952 was 48, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boykins 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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