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Boore Family History

Boore Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Boor. Possibly a shortened form of Dutch van den Boore, a variant of van den Borne (see Borne).

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


Similar surnames: Borre, Boote, Boor, Moore, Boose, Boone, Boord, Moors, Booke, Poore

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Where is the Boore family from?

You can see how Boore families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boore family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boore families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 8 Boore families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 80% of all the recorded Boore's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Boore families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boore surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boore ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boore. 21% of Boore men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Boore women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boore were Clerk and Manager.

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Manager
    10%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Boore. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boore 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 493 immigration records available for the last name Boore. 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 656 military records available for the last name Boore. For the veterans among your Boore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boore lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Boore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Boore in 1947 was 39, and 78 in 2004.

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