Boonstra Family History

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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 1939, Builders Labourer and Cotton Reeler were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Boonstra. 20% of Boonstra men worked as a Builders Labourer and 25% of Boonstra women worked as a Cotton Reeler. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boonstra were Steel Moulder and Unpd Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer
    20%
  • Mech Engineer Water Transport
    20%
  • Shipstone provision Merchant
    20%
  • Steel Moulder
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Cotton Reeler
    25%
  • Towel Weaver
    25%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    25%
  • Unpd Domestic Duties
    25%

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

Boonstra Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 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 1,000 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 267 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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