Bough Name Meaning

English and Irish (pronounced Bow): variant spelling of Bow. English (pronounced Boff): from a Norman form of Old French boeuf ‘bull’, ‘ox’, hence a nickname for a powerfully built man, or in some cases a metonymic occupational name for a herdsman.

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


Similar surnames: Brough, Hough, Tough, Couch, Brush, Brugh, Lough, Bou, Kough, Gough

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Bough Family Origin

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Bough Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • Bricklayer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1881, the most common Bough occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 8% of Bough's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Bricklayer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bough. A less common occupation for the Bough family was Carpenter.

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Bough Historical Records

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Bough Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Bough life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Bough in 1943 was 35, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bough

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