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Boyles Family History

Boyles Name Meaning

Scottish (of Norman origin): variant of Boyle 2 with post-medieval excrescent -s. Irish: variant of Boyle 1 with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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


Similar surnames: Boylen, Bowles, Boles, Boyle, Broyles, Voyles, Moyles, Bayles, Boyes

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Where is the Boyles family from?

You can see how Boyles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boyles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boyles families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 37 Boyles families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 22% of all the recorded Boyles's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Boyles families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boyles surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boyles ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Boyles. 20% of Boyles men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Boyles women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boyles were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Boyles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boyles 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Boyles. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Boyles. For the veterans among your Boyles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boyles lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Boyles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Boyles in 1945 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

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