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Boule Family History

Boule Name Meaning

French: from Old French boule ‘ball’ (Latin bulla), probably a metonymic occupational name or a nickname for, amongst other possibilities, a bowls player or a short rotund man.

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


Similar surnames: Bolle, Bouie, Bogle, Houle, Bole, Brule, Goulet, Bolt, Dole, Sole

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Where is the Boule family from?

You can see how Boule families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boule family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Boule families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 14 Boule families living in Massachusetts. This was about 33% of all the recorded Boule's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Boule families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boule surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boule ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boule. 20% of Boule men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Boule women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boule were Truck Driver and Office Clerk.

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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
    20%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Weaver
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    19%
  • Lining In
    14%
  • Machine Operator
    14%
  • Office Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Boule. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boule 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 600 immigration records available for the last name Boule. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Boule. For the veterans among your Boule ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boule lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Boule life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Boule in 1956 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

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