Boys Family History

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Boys 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: Boyes, Boyse, Boss, Boy, Boye, Buys, Bos, Roys, Royse, Bois

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Boys Family Origin

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Boys Family Occupations

What did your Boys ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Boys occupation in Canada was School. 35% of Boys's were Schools. A less common occupation for the Boys family was Bar Tender. School, Farmer and Lab were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boys.

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  • School

  • Farmer

  • Lab

  • Bar Tender


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

Boys Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Boys. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boys 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Boys. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Boys. For the veterans among your Boys ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boys Life Expectancy

What is the average Boys lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Boys life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Boys in 1956 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boys 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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