Bough Family History

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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

What did your Bough ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Coal Miner

  • Bricklayer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carpenter


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

Bough Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Bough. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bough 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bough. 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 Bough. For the veterans among your Bough ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bough Life Expectancy

What is the average Bough lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bough

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bough 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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