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Boger Family History

Boger Name Meaning

German: occupational name from Middle High German bogære ‘bow maker’, ‘bowman’, ‘archer’. German: from a personal name formed with Old High German bogo ‘bow’. Norwegian: variant of Boge.

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


Similar surnames: Bogen, Bogel, Hoger, Beger, Bogner, Bolger, Boner, Bower, Boker

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Where is the Boger family from?

You can see how Boger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boger families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Boger families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 31% of all the recorded Boger's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Boger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boger. 19% of Boger men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Boger women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boger were Mechanic and Housewife.

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Mechanic
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Boger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boger 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Boger. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Boger. For the veterans among your Boger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boger lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Boger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Boger in 1944 was 30, and 74 in 2004.

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