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Boeke Name Meaning

North German (Böke) and Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived near a beech tree or beech grove from Middle Low German boke böke ‘beech tree’.

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

Similar surnames: Boege, Boeker, Borke, Boehne, Brede, Boehmke, Beese, Boese, Bohle

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Where is the Boeke family from?

You can see how Boeke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boeke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Boeke families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 15 Boeke families living in Ohio. This was about 41% of all the recorded Boeke's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Boeke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boeke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boeke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Boeke. 39% of Boeke men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Boeke women worked as a Stenographer. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Manager
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Boeke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boeke 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 272 immigration records available for the last name Boeke. 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 385 military records available for the last name Boeke. For the veterans among your Boeke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boeke lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Boeke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Boeke in 1955 was 63, and 75 in 2004.

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