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Boers Name Meaning

German (Börs): from the personal name Boers, a short form of the medieval personal name Liborius. Dutch: patronymic from Boer.

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


Similar surnames: Bors, Broers, Moers, Goers, Beers, Moors, Boer, Roers, Byers, Boss

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Where is the Boers family from?

You can see how Boers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boers family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Boers families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 28 Boers families living in Illinois. This was about 36% of all the recorded Boers's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Boers families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boers. 25% of Boers men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Boers women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boers were Machinist and 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

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    34%
  • File Clerk
    23%
  • Teacher
    23%
  • Stenographer
    23%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Boers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boers 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Boers. 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 947 military records available for the last name Boers. For the veterans among your Boers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boers lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Boers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Boers in 1951 was 60, and 72 in 2004.

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