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Boxer Name Meaning

English: variant of Box, with the addition of the agent suffix -er. Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): from an Americanized spelling of Yiddish bokser ‘St. John’s bread’, presumably an ornamental name.

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


Similar surnames: Boner, Bober, Boker, Boyer, Boler, Bobek, Borer, Boxler, Comer

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Where is the Boxer family from?

You can see how Boxer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boxer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boxer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Boxer family living in Massachusetts. This was about 50% of all the recorded Boxer's in the USA. Massachusetts and 1 other state had the highest population of Boxer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boxer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boxer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boxer. 15% of Boxer men worked as a Salesman and 15% of Boxer women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boxer were Tailor and Finisher.

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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

  • Salesman
    15%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Operator
    8%
  • Tailor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    15%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Waitress
    11%
  • Finisher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Boxer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boxer 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 Boxer. 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 Boxer. For the veterans among your Boxer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boxer lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Boxer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Boxer in 1950 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

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