Boileau Family History

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Boileau Name Meaning

French: from the Old French verb boi(re) ‘to drink’ + the definite article l’ + eau ‘water’, hence a nickname, perhaps for a teetotaler, perhaps for a drinker, or perhaps for someone who was so parsimonious he was prepared to run the risk of drinking water. Compare Drinkwater.

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

Similar surnames: Belleau, Soileau, Bibeau, Beau, Valleau, Bordeau, Boisseau, Rouleau

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Boileau Family Origin

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Boileau Family Occupations

What did your Boileau ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Boileau occupation in the USA was Farmer. 12% of Boileau's were Farmers. Farmer, Moulder and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boileau. A less common occupation for the Boileau family was Car Conductor.

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  • Farmer

  • Moulder

  • Butcher

  • Car Conductor


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Boileau Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Boileau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boileau 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Boileau. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Boileau. For the veterans among your Boileau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boileau Life Expectancy

What is the average Boileau lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Boileau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Boileau in 1958 was 60, and 81 in 2004.

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