Boff Family History

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Boff Name Meaning

English: from Old French boeuf ‘bull’, a nickname for a powerfully built man. In some cases it may have been originally a metonymic occupational name for a herdsman. Compare Bouvier. German (Böff): from the short form of a Germanic personal name with bod- (Old Saxon bodo ‘messenger’), as in Bodo.

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

Similar surnames: Buff, Off, Koff, Bolt, Hoff, Bow, Goff, Boss, Huff, Boot

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Boff Family Origin

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Boff Family Occupations

What did your Boff ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Boff occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 9% of Boff's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Boff family was Boot Maker. Carpenter, Sawyer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boff.

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  • Carpenter

  • Sawyer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Boot Maker


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

Boff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Boff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boff 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 579 immigration records available for the last name Boff. 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 555 military records available for the last name Boff. For the veterans among your Boff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boff Life Expectancy

What is the average Boff lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Boff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Boff in 1951 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boff 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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