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Boersema Name Meaning

Frisian: variant of Boersma.

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

Similar surnames: Boerema, Wiersema, Boersma, Herrema, Barkema, Hoeksema, Broersma

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Where is the Boersema family from?

You can see how Boersema families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boersema family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Boersema families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 28 Boersema families living in Michigan. This was about 78% of all the recorded Boersema's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Boersema families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boersema surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boersema ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housemaid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boersema. 50% of Boersema men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housemaid
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Census Records

There are 673 census records available for the last name Boersema. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boersema 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 197 immigration records available for the last name Boersema. 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 108 military records available for the last name Boersema. For the veterans among your Boersema ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boersema lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Boersema life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Boersema in 1963 was 81, and 93 in 2004.

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