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Boilard Name Meaning

Respelling of French Boillard, a pejorative nickname for a corpulent individual, from a derivative of Latin botulus ‘guts’, ‘belly’. In Burgundy boille also denotes a large basket for collecting grapes and it is possible that in this area the name arose as a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or used such baskets.

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

Similar surnames: Bullard, Bombard, Board, Pollard, Billard, Bossard, Bollard, Bongard

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Where is the Boilard family from?

You can see how Boilard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boilard family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Boilard families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 8 Boilard families living in Illinois. This was about 67% of all the recorded Boilard's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Boilard families in 1880.
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What did your Boilard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Shipper and Battery Hand were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boilard. 25% of Boilard men worked as a Shipper and 50% of Boilard women worked as a Battery Hand. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boilard were Machinist and Fancy Stitcher.

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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

  • Shipper
  • Weaver
  • Clerk
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Battery Hand
  • Fancy Stitcher
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Passenger Lists

There are 240 immigration records available for the last name Boilard. 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 290 military records available for the last name Boilard. For the veterans among your Boilard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boilard lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Boilard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Boilard in 1963 was 76, and 68 in 2004.

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