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Boonstra Name Meaning

Frisian: metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of beans, from an agent noun derived from boon ‘bean’. It may also have been a derogatory nickname for a man regarded as of little importance.

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


Similar surnames: Hornstra, Kooistra, Hofstra, Poelstra, Boozer, Balestra, Boot

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Boonstra Family Origin

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Boonstra Family Occupations

What did your Boonstra ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Boonstra family was Grocer. The most common Boonstra occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Boonstra's were Farmers. Farmer and Cabinet Shop were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Boonstra.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Cabinet Shop

    25%
  • Grocer

    25%

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Boonstra Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Boonstra. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boonstra 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Boonstra. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Boonstra. For the veterans among your Boonstra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boonstra Life Expectancy

What is the average Boonstra lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2003, in the United States, Boonstra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Boonstra in 1950 was 47, and 77 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boonstra 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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