Boman Family History

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Boman Name Meaning

Swedish: generally an ornamental name composed of the elements bo ‘dwelling’, ‘farm’ + man ‘man’, occasionally applied as a topographic name for someone who lived on an outlying homestead. English: variant spelling of Bowman.

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

Similar surnames: Oman, Broman, Byman, Bodman, Beman, Moman, Homan, Norman, Bowman

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Boman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Boman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Boman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Sweden


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


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Boman Family Origin

Where is the Boman family from?

Boman Family Occupations

What did your Boman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Boman occupation in the UK was Ag Labr. 11% of Boman's were Ag Labrs. Ag Labr, Agricultural Labourer and Bible Woman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boman. A less common occupation for the Boman family was Boilersmith.

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  • Ag Labr

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Bible Woman

  • Boilersmith


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

Boman Historical Records

What Boman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Boman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boman 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Boman. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Boman. For the veterans among your Boman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boman Life Expectancy

What is the average Boman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Boman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Boman in 1944 was 38, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boman 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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