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

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Black Smith

    2%

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

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Boe Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boe

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