Boggs Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English boggish ‘boastful’, ‘haughty’ (a word of unknown origin, perhaps akin to Germanic bag and bug, with the literal meaning ‘swollen’, ‘puffed up’). The name (in the forms Boge(y)s, Boga(y)s) is found in the 12th century in Yorkshire and East Anglia, and also around Bordeaux, which had trading links with East Anglia.

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

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Boggs Family Origin

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Boggs Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, the most common Boggs occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Boggs's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boggs. A less common occupation for the Boggs family was Farming.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Boggs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Boggs in 1940 was 34, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boggs

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