Boe Name Meaning

Swedish (Boé): from bo ‘farm’, ‘dwelling’ + the ornamental suffix -é. Respelling of Norwegian Bø or Bøe, a topographic name from Old Norse býr ‘farm’. Danish: from Bo, a derivative of the Nordic personal name Bui. Dutch and North German: reduced form of Bode, originally pronounced as two syllables. Frisian (Böe): from the personal name Boye.

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


Similar surnames: Boen, Bode, Bye, Bos, Boye, Bole, Bo, Moe, Bow, Noe

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Boe Family Origin

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Boe Family Occupations

What did your Boe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boe. A less common occupation for the Boe family was Black Smith. The most common Boe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Boe's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Black Smith

    2%

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Boe Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Boe Life Expectancy

What is the average Boe lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Boe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Boe in 1944 was 24, and 77 in 2004.

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