Boom Family History

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Boom Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: from Middle Dutch boom, Middle Low German bom ‘tree’, hence a nickname for a particularly tall person or a topographic name for someone who lived by a tree that was particularly conspicuous.

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

Similar surnames: Bohm, Booz, Hoog, Boot, Brook, Boock, Doom, Booms, Boos, Hoof

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Boom Family Origin

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Boom Family Occupations

What did your Boom ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Stevedore and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Boom. 34% of Boom men worked as a Stevedore and 78% of Boom women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boom were Was Boser Now Stock Packers Labourer and Unpaid Domestic D

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Stevedore
  • General Labourer
  • Was Boser Now Stock Packers Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
  • Unpaid Domestic D

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Boom Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Boom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boom 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Boom. 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 Boom. For the veterans among your Boom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boom Life Expectancy

What is the average Boom lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Boom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Boom in 1945 was 34, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boom

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boom 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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