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Boggs Family History

Boggs Name Meaning
English: nickname from Middle English boggish ‘boastful’, ‘haughty’ (a word of unknown origin, perhaps akin to Germanic bag and bug, with the literal meaning ‘swollen’, ‘puffed up’). The name (in the forms Boge(y)s, Boga(y)s) is found in the 12th century in Yorkshire and East Anglia, and also around Bordeaux, which had trading links with East Anglia.

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

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146,834 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
23,285 Military Records
20,759 Immigration Records
88,566 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Boggs Families

  • Number of Boggs families
     146 - 290
     49 - 145
     1 - 48
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Boggs families
     9 - 15
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Boggs families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Boggs Family Origin

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Boggs Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Boggs

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Boggs Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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