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Boulier Name Meaning

French: occupational name for a maker of balls or the organizer of a game of boules, from an agent derivative of boule ‘ball’.

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

Similar surnames: Soulier, Bouvier, Bourcier, Roulier, Bolter, Hollier, Buller, Poulter

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Where is the Boulier family from?

You can see how Boulier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boulier family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Boulier families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Boulier families living in Maine. This was 100% of all the recorded Boulier's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Boulier families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boulier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boulier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boulier. 52% of Boulier men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Boulier women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boulier were Foreman and Housekeeper.

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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
  • Farm Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Foreman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Boulier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boulier 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 384 immigration records available for the last name Boulier. 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 345 military records available for the last name Boulier. For the veterans among your Boulier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boulier lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Boulier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Boulier in 1961 was 80, and 77 in 2004.

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