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Boege Name Meaning

variant of the personal name Böe (see Boe 5). from Middle Low German boge ‘flexible’, ‘supple’ or ‘arch’, ‘curve’, ‘bow’, hence a nickname for a lithe person or a topographic name for someone who lived by the bend in a river, road, or field.

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


Similar surnames: Boeke, Boge, Boegel, Beese, Brede, Boehne, Bogen, Droege, Bohle

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Where is the Boege family from?

You can see how Boege families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boege family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Boege families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 20 Boege families living in California. This was about 57% of all the recorded Boege's in the USA. California had the highest population of Boege families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boege surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boege ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boege. 43% of Boege men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Boege women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boege were Operator and Housekeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    43%
  • Farm Laborer
    16%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Operator
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Nurse
    50%
  • Housekeeper
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Boege. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boege census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 420 immigration records available for the last name Boege. 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 Cards

There are 591 military records available for the last name Boege. For the veterans among your Boege ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boege lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Boege life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Boege in 1962 was 71, and 86 in 2004.

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