Boness Family History

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Boness Name Meaning

South German: derisive nickname meaning ‘bean-eater’ (from a compound of Middle High German bone ‘bean’ + ezzen ‘to eat’), used to denote a bean-grower or a poor person whose diet consisted mainly of beans.

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

Similar surnames: Boner, Fones, Boese, Boss, Bones, Bonus, Bines, Ness, Bonness, Boyens

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Boness Family Origin

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Boness Family Occupations

What did your Boness ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Boness occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Boness's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Publican were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boness. A less common occupation for the Boness family was (Railway) Platelayer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Publican

  • (Railway) Platelayer


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

Boness Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Boness. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boness 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 634 immigration records available for the last name Boness. 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 500 military records available for the last name Boness. For the veterans among your Boness ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boness Life Expectancy

What is the average Boness lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Boness life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Boness in 1962 was 72, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boness

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boness 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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