Boast Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): nickname for a boastful person, from Middle English bost ‘brag’, ‘vainglory’.

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


Similar surnames: Boat, Borst, Bolt, Bost, Blass, Boot, Hast, Prast, Brass, Byas

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Boast Family Origin

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Boast Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    10%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Ag Labourer

    3%
  • Gamekeeper

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Boast family was Gamekeeper. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Ag Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boast. The most common Boast occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 10% of Boast's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Boast Historical Records

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Boast Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, Boast life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Boast in 1963 was 62, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boast

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