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Boer Family History

Boer Name Meaning
Dutch and North German: occupational name for a farmer, from Middle Low German bur ‘dweller’, ‘citizen’, ‘neighbor’, ‘farmer’ (see Bauer).

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

252,432 Historical Documents with Boer on Ancestry.com
82,524 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,324 Military Records
11,525 Immigration Records
16,818 Census and Voter Lists
138,241 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Boer Families

  • Number of Boer families
     18 - 33
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Boer families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Boer families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Boer census records

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Boer Family Origin

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Boer Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Boer families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Boer

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Boer Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Boer census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Boer ancestors, such as occupation.

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Boer Civil War Service Records

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