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Boker Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Middle Low German boke ‘beech’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. German: reduced form of Bödeker (see Boedeker). Jewish (Israeli): ornamental name from Hebrew boker ‘morning’.

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


Similar surnames: Boeker, Roker, Boger, Boner, Booker, Boxer, Boer, Bogen, Baker, Bober

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Where is the Boker family from?

You can see how Boker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boker families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Boker families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Boker's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Boker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boker ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Dressmaker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Boker. 48% of Boker men worked as a Farmer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    48%
  • Labourer
    27%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Engineer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Dressmaker
    100%
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What Boker family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Boker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boker 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 Boker. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Boker. For the veterans among your Boker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boker lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Boker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Boker in 1959 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

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