Boone Family History

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Boone Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from a nickname meaning ‘good’, from Old French bon ‘good’. Compare Bone 1. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Bohon in La Manche, France, of obscure etymology. Dutch: from Middle Dutch bone, boene ‘bean’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a bean grower or a nickname for a man of little importance (broad beans having been an extremely common crop in the medieval period), or possibly for a tall thin man (with reference to the runner bean).

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

Similar surnames: Bone, Borne, Bonne, Trone, Stone, Loose, Boore, Bane, Noone, Boon

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Boone Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Boone name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Boone. 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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Boone Family Origin

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Boone Family Occupations

What did your Boone ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Boone occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Boone's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boone. A less common occupation for the Boone family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Boone Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 147,000 census records available for the last name Boone. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boone 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Boone. 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 42,000 military records available for the last name Boone. For the veterans among your Boone ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boone Life Expectancy

What is the average Boone lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Boone life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Boone in 1941 was 29, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boone 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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