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Board Family History

Board Name Meaning

English: from Old English bord ‘board’, ‘plank’, ‘table’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a carpenter or a topographic name for someone who lived in a plank-built cottage.

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

Similar surnames: Bard, Coard, Bark, Beard, Byard, Bogard, Bold, Gard, Nord, Borg

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Where is the Board family from?

You can see how Board families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Board family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Board families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 22 Board families living in Kentucky. This was about 27% of all the recorded Board's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Board families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Board surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Board ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Board. 19% of Board men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Board women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Board were Farm Laborer 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
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Board. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Board 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Board. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Board. For the veterans among your Board ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Board lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Board life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1943. The average life expectancy for Board in 1943 was 100, and 72 in 2004.

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