Boney Family History

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Boney Name Meaning

English: nickname from the adjective bony, denoting a scrawny individual with prominent bones.

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

Similar surnames: Baney, Bone, Bonney, Coney, Honey, Money, Bones, Doney, Toney, Boner

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Boney Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Boney name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Boney. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Boney Family Origin

Where is the Boney family from?

Boney Family Occupations

What did your Boney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Boney family was Farming. The most common Boney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Boney's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boney.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Boney ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Boney Historical Records

What Boney family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Boney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boney 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 976 immigration records available for the last name Boney. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Boney. For the veterans among your Boney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boney Life Expectancy

What is the average Boney lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Boney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Boney in 1940 was 41, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boney ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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