Boatner Family History

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Boatner Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Bodner.

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

Similar surnames: Cotner, Bradner, Braner, Bottger, Basner, Bohner, Bortner, Boner

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Boatner Family Origin

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Boatner Family Occupations

What did your Boatner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boatner. A less common occupation for the Boatner family was Physician. The most common Boatner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Boatner's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Physician


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

Boatner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Boatner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boatner 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 184 immigration records available for the last name Boatner. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Boatner. For the veterans among your Boatner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boatner Life Expectancy

What is the average Boatner lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Boatner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Boatner in 1954 was 44, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boatner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boatner 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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