Boggs Family History

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Boggs Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English boggish ‘boastful’, ‘haughty’ (a word of unknown origin, perhaps akin to Germanic bag and bug, with the literal meaning ‘swollen’, ‘puffed up’). The name (in the forms Boge(y)s, Boga(y)s) is found in the 12th century in Yorkshire and East Anglia, and also around Bordeaux, which had trading links with East Anglia.

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

Similar surnames: Biggs, Bagge, Bogle, Bogus, Boss, Hogg, Bowes, Bois, Voges, Bones

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Boggs Family Origin

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Boggs Family Occupations

What did your Boggs ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Boggs family was Inc Der From Divid. The most common Boggs occupation in the UK was Charwoman. 11% of Boggs's were Charwomans. Charwoman, Clerk Solicitor and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boggs.

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  • Charwoman

  • Clerk Solicitor

  • Gardener

  • Inc Der From Divid


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Boggs Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 90,000 census records available for the last name Boggs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boggs 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 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Boggs. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Boggs. For the veterans among your Boggs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boggs Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Boggs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Boggs in 1940 was 34, and 72 in 2004.

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