Boynton Family History

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Boynton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in East Yorkshire named Boynton, from the Old English personal name Bofa + the connective particle -ing- denoting association + tun ‘settlement’. Alternatively, the name may have arisen from Boyton in Wiltshire (recorded in Domesday Book as Boientone) or from Boyington Court in Kent (recorded in 1207 as Bointon), both of which are named with the Old English personal name Boia + tun ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Royston, Brinton, Benton, Branton, Brenton, Banton, Pointon, Booton

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Boynton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Boynton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Boynton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Boynton Family Origin

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Boynton Family Occupations

What did your Boynton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boynton. The most common Boynton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Boynton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Boynton family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Boynton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Boynton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boynton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Boynton. 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 Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Boynton. For the veterans among your Boynton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boynton Life Expectancy

What is the average Boynton lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Boynton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1955. The average life expectancy for Boynton in 1941 was 57, and 76 in 2004.

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