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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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You can see how Boggs families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boggs family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boggs families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 15 Boggs families living in Lancashire. This was about 22% of all the recorded Boggs's in the UK. Lancashire and 1 other county had the highest population of Boggs families in 1891.
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What did your Boggs ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Boggs. 64% of Boggs women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties.

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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.

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Independent
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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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What is the average Boggs lifespan?

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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