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Boylan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Baoighealláin ‘descendant of Baoigheallán’ a diminutive of the personal name Baoi(th)gheal which appears to mean ‘foolish pledger’. It was the name of a sept of Dartry County Monaghan. English: variant of Boyland .

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

Similar surnames: Bowlan, Boyland, Moylan, Boyle, Boran, Bolen, Wollan, Bolan, Boylen

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Where is the Boylan family from?

You can see how Boylan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boylan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boylan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Boylan families living in New York. This was about 24% of all the recorded Boylan's in USA. New York had the highest population of Boylan families in 1840.
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What did your Boylan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Boylan. 12% of Boylan men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Boylan women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boylan were Clerk and Housewife. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Boylan. 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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There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Boylan. For the veterans among your Boylan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boylan lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Boylan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Boylan in 1940 was 40, and 78 in 2004.

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