Boatwright Family History

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Boatwright Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a boat builder, from Middle English bot(e) ‘boat’ + wright ‘maker’, ‘craftsman’.

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


Similar surnames: Cartwright, Arkwright, Wright, Wainwright, Wheelwright, Bright

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Boatwright Family Origin

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Boatwright Family Occupations

What did your Boatwright ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Boatwright occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Boatwright's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boatwright. A less common occupation for the Boatwright family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Boatwright Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Boatwright. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boatwright 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Boatwright. 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 Boatwright. For the veterans among your Boatwright ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boatwright Life Expectancy

What is the average Boatwright lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Boatwright life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Boatwright in 1941 was 48, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boatwright

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boatwright 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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