Boatman Family History

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Boatman Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English bot(e) ‘boat’ + man ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Wortman, Bodman, Coltman, Oatman, Patman, Badman, Brayman, Batman

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Boatman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Boatman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Boatman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Boatman Family Origin

Where is the Boatman family from?

Boatman Family Occupations

What did your Boatman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boatman. The most common Boatman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Boatman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Boatman family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Boatman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Boatman Historical Records

What Boatman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Boatman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boatman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 746 immigration records available for the last name Boatman. 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 Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Boatman. For the veterans among your Boatman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boatman Life Expectancy

What is the average Boatman lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Boatman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Boatman in 1945 was 26, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boatman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boatman ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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