Boys Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire): variant spelling of Boyce. Americanized spelling of French Bois.

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


Similar surnames: Boyes, Boyse, Boss, Boy, Boye, Buys, Bos, Roys, Royse, Bois

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Boys Family Origin

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Boys Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    51%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

In 1880, the most common Boys occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Boys's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Boys family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boys.

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Boys Historical Records

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Boys Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1956 and 2004, Boys life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Boys in 1956 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boys

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