Boe Name Meaning

Swedish (Boé): from bo ‘farm’, ‘dwelling’ + the ornamental suffix -é. Respelling of Norwegian Bø or Bøe, a topographic name from Old Norse býr ‘farm’. Danish: from Bo, a derivative of the Nordic personal name Bui. Dutch and North German: reduced form of Bode, originally pronounced as two syllables. Frisian (Böe): from the personal name Boye.

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

Similar surnames: Boen, Bode, Bye, Bos, Boye, Bole, Bo, Moe, Bow, Noe

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Boe Family Origin

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Boe Family Occupations

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In 1939, Carpenter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Boe. 6% of Boe men worked as a Carpenter and 49% of Boe women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boe were Boot shoe Finisher Forema and Button Maker

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Carpenter
  • Accounting Machine Mechanic
  • Bank Cashier Edland Ba
  • Boot shoe Finisher Forema

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Assistant Lodging House Keeper
  • Barmaid
  • Button Maker

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Boe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Boe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boe 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

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Boe. For the veterans among your Boe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boe Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Boe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Boe in 1944 was 24, and 77 in 2004.

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