Boer Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: occupational name for a farmer, from Middle Low German bur ‘dweller’, ‘citizen’, ‘neighbor’, ‘farmer’ (see Bauer).

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


Similar surnames: Beer, Baer, Boger, Bier, Boker, Boner, Boe, Borer, Bower, Mohr

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Boer Family Origin

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Boer Family Occupations

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  • Boot & Shoemaker

    25%
  • General Laborer

    25%
  • General Merchant

    25%
  • Green Grocer

    25%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Boer family was Green Grocer. The most common Boer occupation in the UK was Boot & Shoemaker. 25% of Boer's were Boot & Shoemakers. Boot & Shoemaker, General Laborer and General Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boer.

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Boer Historical Records

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Boer Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1960 and 2004, Boer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Boer in 1960 was 40, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boer

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