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Boyar Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from a place named Boyary, in Belarus, Latvia, or Lithuania. Americanized spelling of Polish Bojar, a status name or nickname from bojar ‘boyar’ (a member of the old Russian aristocracy).

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


Similar surnames: Boyer, Boyan, Bar, Hoar, Bogar, Bosak, Bejar, Bazar, Bitar, Bonar

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Where is the Boyar family from?

You can see how Boyar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boyar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boyar families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Boyar families living in New Jersey. This was about 67% of all the recorded Boyar's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Boyar families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boyar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boyar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boyar. 28% of Boyar men worked as a Salesman and 34% of Boyar women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boyar were Manager and Stenographer.

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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
    28%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Manager
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Bookkeeper
    23%
  • Stitcher
    23%
  • Stenographer
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Boyar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boyar 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 271 immigration records available for the last name Boyar. 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 269 military records available for the last name Boyar. For the veterans among your Boyar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boyar lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Boyar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Boyar in 1961 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

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