Bouman Family History

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Bouman Name Meaning

Dutch: status name for a peasant or land worker or a nickname meaning ‘neighbor’, Middle Dutch bouman.

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

Similar surnames: Bouma, Bowman, Bousman, Bouwman, Bosman, Bouras, Buxman, Holman

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Bouman Family Origin

Where is the Bouman family from?

Bouman Family Occupations

What did your Bouman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bouman occupation in the UK was Laundras. 20% of Bouman's were Laundrass. Laundras, Market Gardener and Sawyer Unemployed were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bouman. A less common occupation for the Bouman family was Trooper In 2nd Life Guards.

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  • Laundras

  • Market Gardener

  • Sawyer Unemployed

  • Trooper In 2nd Life Guards


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

Bouman Historical Records

What Bouman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Bouman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bouman 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 Bouman. 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 Bouman. For the veterans among your Bouman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bouman Life Expectancy

What is the average Bouman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bouman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bouman in 1944 was 35, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bouman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bouman 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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