Boaz Family History

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Boaz Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Hebrew personal name Boaz (of uncertain etymology). In the Bible this was borne by Ruth’s rich kinsman who later became her husband. This is also found as a gentile surname in Britain and Sweden.

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

Similar surnames: Boas, Baz, Boat, Book, Ban, Braz, Boss, Booz, Raz, Bar

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Boaz Family Origin

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Boaz Family Occupations

What did your Boaz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boaz. The most common Boaz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Boaz's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Boaz family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Boaz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Boaz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boaz 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 963 immigration records available for the last name Boaz. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Boaz. For the veterans among your Boaz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boaz Life Expectancy

What is the average Boaz lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Boaz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Boaz in 1952 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boaz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boaz 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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