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Boonstra Name Meaning

Frisian: metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of beans, from an agent noun derived from boon ‘bean’. It may also have been a derogatory nickname for a man regarded as of little importance.

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


Similar surnames: Hornstra, Kooistra, Hofstra, Poelstra, Boozer, Balestra, Boot

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Boonstra Family Origin

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Boonstra Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Cabinet Shop

    25%
  • Grocer

    25%

In 1880, the most common Boonstra occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Boonstra's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Boonstra family was Grocer. Farmer and Cabinet Shop were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Boonstra.

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Boonstra Life Expectancy

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