Boak Family History

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Boak Name Meaning

Scottish: perhaps a habitational name from Boak in the parish of Kirkcolm, or a topographic name from the dialect word boak ‘ridge (as a boundary)’.

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

Similar surnames: Oak, Boan, Bock, Bork, Look, Beck, Hoad, Hoar, Boat, Bean

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Boak Family Origin

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Boak Family Occupations

What did your Boak ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Boak occupation in the UK was Clothiers Cutter. 6% of Boak's were Clothiers Cutters. Clothiers Cutter, Annuitant and Currier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boak. A less common occupation for the Boak family was Farmer.

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  • Clothiers Cutter

  • Annuitant

  • Currier

  • Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Boak ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Boak Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Boak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boak 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Boak. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Boak. For the veterans among your Boak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boak Life Expectancy

What is the average Boak lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Boak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Boak in 1956 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boak

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boak ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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