Board Family History

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Board Name Meaning

English: from Old English bord ‘board’, ‘plank’, ‘table’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a carpenter or a topographic name for someone who lived in a plank-built cottage.

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

Similar surnames: Bard, Coard, Bark, Beard, Byard, Bogard, Bold, Gard, Nord, Borg

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Board Family Origin

Where is the Board family from?

Board Family Occupations

What did your Board ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Board. A less common occupation for the Board family was Blacksmith. The most common Board occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Board's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Blacksmith


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

Board Historical Records

What Board family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Board. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Board 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Board. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Board. For the veterans among your Board ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Board Life Expectancy

What is the average Board lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Board life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1943. The average life expectancy for Board in 1943 was 100, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Board

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Board 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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