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Bouvier Family History

Bouvier Name Meaning

French: occupational name for a herdsman, Old French bouvier (Late Latin bovarius, a derivative of bos, genitive bovis, ‘ox’).

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

Similar surnames: Boulier, Bourcier, Louvier, Bossier, Soulier, Boucher, Bouie, Courser

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Where is the Bouvier family from?

You can see how Bouvier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bouvier family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bouvier families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 5 Bouvier families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 63% of all the recorded Bouvier's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bouvier families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bouvier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bouvier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Spinner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bouvier. 27% of Bouvier men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Bouvier women worked as a Spinner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bouvier were Salesman and Maid.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Spinner
  • Stitcher
  • Bookkeeper
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Bouvier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bouvier 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bouvier. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Bouvier. For the veterans among your Bouvier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bouvier lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bouvier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Bouvier in 1954 was 31, and 78 in 2004.

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