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Boehne Name Meaning

North German (Böhne) and Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived in a loft, from Middle Low German böne ‘raised platform’, ‘hay loft’, ‘attic’.

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


Similar surnames: Boehle, Boehner, Boeke, Bohner, Hoehne, Boehnke, Boehmke, Bothe

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Where is the Boehne family from?

You can see how Boehne families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boehne family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Boehne families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 17 Boehne families living in New York. This was about 25% of all the recorded Boehne's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Boehne families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boehne surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boehne ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boehne. 45% of Boehne men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Boehne women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boehne were Minister and Proprietor.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    45%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Minister
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Proprietor
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Boehne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boehne census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 240 immigration records available for the last name Boehne. 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 Cards

There are 284 military records available for the last name Boehne. For the veterans among your Boehne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boehne lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Boehne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Boehne in 1964 was 80, and 74 in 2004.

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