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Bouie Family History

Bouie Name Meaning

Variant of French Bouis, a topographic name for someone who lived by a particular box tree or in an area characterized by box, Old French bois (from Latin buxus).

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


Similar surnames: Boule, Borie, Buis, Bois, Boie, Brue, Bouvier, Bodin, Boire, Bose

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Where is the Bouie family from?

You can see how Bouie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bouie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bouie families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Bouie family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Bouie's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Bouie families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bouie surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bouie ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bouie. 41% of Bouie men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Bouie women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bouie were Carpenter and Laborer.

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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
    41%
  • Farmer
    27%
  • Day Laborer
    5%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Servant
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Laborer
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bouie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bouie 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 116 immigration records available for the last name Bouie. 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 561 military records available for the last name Bouie. For the veterans among your Bouie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bouie lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bouie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Bouie in 1954 was 50, and 70 in 2004.

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