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Boeker Name Meaning

North German (Böker) and Dutch: variant of the topographic name Boeke ‘beech tree’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. North German (Böker): shortened form of Bödeker (see Boedeker ). Compare Boecker and Boker .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Boker, Beeker, Bueker, Boeke, Bodeker, Boenker, Sieker, Bocker

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Where is the Boeker family from?

You can see how Boeker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boeker family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Boeker families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 42 Boeker families living in Illinois. This was about 51% of all the recorded Boeker's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Boeker families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boeker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boeker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Boeker. 22% of Boeker men worked as a Laborer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Machinist
  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Boeker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boeker census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 417 immigration records available for the last name Boeker. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 372 military records available for the last name Boeker. For the veterans among your Boeker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boeker lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Boeker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Boeker in 1953 was 49, and 71 in 2004.

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