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Boom Family History

Boom Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: from Middle Dutch boom, Middle Low German bom ‘tree’, hence a nickname for a particularly tall person or a topographic name for someone who lived by a tree that was particularly conspicuous.

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


Similar surnames: Bohm, Booz, Hoog, Boot, Brook, Boock, Doom, Booms, Boos, Hoof

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Where is the Boom family from?

You can see how Boom families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boom family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boom families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Boom families living in New York. This was about 44% of all the recorded Boom's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Boom families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boom surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boom ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boom. 29% of Boom men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Boom women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boom were Manager and Clerk.

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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

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Painter
    6%
  • Manager
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Maid
    14%
  • Housework
    14%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Boom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boom 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Boom. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Boom. For the veterans among your Boom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boom lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Boom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Boom in 1945 was 34, and 79 in 2004.

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