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Boomer Family History

Boomer Name Meaning

Dutch: from an agent derivative of (sluit)boom, ‘sluice gate’, hence an occupational name for a man who operated such a gate on a waterway. North German: variant of Bäumer (see Baumer 2).

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


Similar surnames: Booker, Boozer, Bloomer, Bodmer, Bolmer, Bowmer, Bommer, Bomer, Comer

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Where is the Boomer family from?

You can see how Boomer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boomer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boomer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 23 Boomer families living in New York. This was about 37% of all the recorded Boomer's in USA. New York had the highest population of Boomer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boomer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boomer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Boomer. 25% of Boomer men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Boomer women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boomer were Salesman and Housewife. .

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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

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Boomer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boomer 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 Boomer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Boomer. For the veterans among your Boomer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boomer lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Boomer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Boomer in 1954 was 28, and 74 in 2004.

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