Boffa Family History

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Boffa Name Meaning

Italian (Piedmont): probably a nickname for a person who suffered from shortness of breath, or was in the habit of breathing rapidly or heavily, from Old Italian boffare ‘to pant’, ‘to puff’.

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

Similar surnames: Beffa, Buffa, Baffa, Boff, Borra, Buff, Borsa, Bolla, Sofia, Boda

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Boffa Family Origin

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Boffa Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boffa. 10% of Boffa men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Boffa women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boffa were Tailor and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Barber
  • New Worker
  • Tailor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
  • New Worker
  • House Wife
  • Housekeeper

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

Boffa Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Boffa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boffa census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Boffa. 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 Card

There are 285 military records available for the last name Boffa. For the veterans among your Boffa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boffa Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Boffa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Boffa in 1952 was 48, and 87 in 2004.

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