Bouvier Family History

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Bouvier Name Meaning

French: occupational name for a herdsman, Old French bouvier (Late Latin bovarius, a derivative of bos, genitive bovis, ‘ox’).

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


Similar surnames: Boulier, Bourcier, Louvier, Bossier, Soulier, Boucher, Bouie, Courser

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Bouvier Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bouvier name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    33%

  • France

    27%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    15%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

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Bouvier Family Origin

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Bouvier Family Occupations

What did your Bouvier ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Artist Painter, Coachman and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bouvier. A less common occupation for the Bouvier family was Laborer. The most common Bouvier occupation in the UK was Artist Painter. 25% of Bouvier's were Artist Painters.

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  • Artist Painter

    25%
  • Coachman

    25%
  • Farm Labourer

    25%
  • Laborer

    25%

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

Bouvier Historical Records

What Bouvier family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Bouvier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bouvier 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 Bouvier. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Bouvier. For the veterans among your Bouvier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bouvier Life Expectancy

What is the average Bouvier lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bouvier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Bouvier in 1954 was 31, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bouvier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bouvier 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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