Boos Family History

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Boos Name Meaning

Dutch and German: from a Germanic personal name, Boso, most probably from an element meaning ‘leader’, ‘nobleman’, or ‘arrogant person’.

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

Similar surnames: Bos, Booz, Book, Goos, Bors, Boom, Joos, Roos, Boros, Boss

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Boos Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Boos name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Boos Family Origin

Where is the Boos family from?

Boos Family Occupations

What did your Boos ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Boos occupation in the UK was Traveller. 100% of Boos's were Travellers.

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  • Traveller


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

Boos Historical Records

What Boos family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Boos. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boos 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Boos. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Boos. For the veterans among your Boos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boos Life Expectancy

What is the average Boos lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Boos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Boos in 1945 was 35, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boos

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boos 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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