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Boness Family History

Boness Name Meaning
South German: derisive nickname meaning ‘bean-eater’ (from a compound of Middle High German bone ‘bean’ + ezzen ‘to eat’), used to denote a bean-grower or a poor person whose diet consisted mainly of beans.

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

22,915 Historical Documents with Boness on Ancestry.com
6,098 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
467 Military Records
596 Immigration Records
6,053 Census and Voter Lists
9,701 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Boness Families

  • Number of Boness families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Boness families
     34 - 66
     12 - 33
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Boness families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Boness census records

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Boness Family Origin

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Boness Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Boness

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Boness Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Boness Civil War Service Records

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