Boomer Family History

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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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Boomer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Boomer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Boomer. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Boomer Family Origin

Where is the Boomer family from?

Boomer Family Occupations

What did your Boomer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Boomer family was Laborer. The most common Boomer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Boomer's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boomer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Boomer Historical Records

What Boomer family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Boomer Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boomer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boomer 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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