Boan Name Meaning

Galician: habitational name from a place called Boán, in Lugo province, Galicia. Perhaps a respelling of German Bohn. Scottish: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Bran, Born, Boak, Bean, Boen, Coan, Borne, Roan, Boat, Bon

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Boan Family Origin

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Boan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Keeping House

    9%

In 1880, the most common Boan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Boan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Boan family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boan.

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Boan Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, Boan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Boan in 1950 was 51, and 65 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boan

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