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Boykin Family History

Boykin Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of the Middle English personal name Boye .

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


Similar surnames: Botkin, Boyken, Boykins, Bodkin, Hoskin, Godkin, Bufkin, Boyson

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Where is the Boykin family from?

You can see how Boykin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boykin family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Boykin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 23 Boykin families living in North Carolina. This was about 28% of all the recorded Boykin's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Boykin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boykin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boykin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Boykin. 26% of Boykin men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Boykin women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boykin were Farming and Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Cook
    9%
  • Farmer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Boykin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boykin 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Boykin. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Boykin. For the veterans among your Boykin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boykin lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Boykin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Boykin in 1941 was 31, and 72 in 2004.

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