Bovington Family History

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Bovington Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Covington, Ovington, Bevington, Boyington, Babington, Elvington

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Bovington Family Origin

Where is the Bovington family from?

Bovington Family Occupations

What did your Bovington ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Gardener and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bovington. The most common Bovington occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Bovington's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Bovington family was Agriculture Laborer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Gardener

  • Labourer

  • Agriculture Laborer


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

Bovington Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Bovington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bovington 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 208 immigration records available for the last name Bovington. 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 281 military records available for the last name Bovington. For the veterans among your Bovington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bovington Life Expectancy

What is the average Bovington lifespan?

Between 1958 and 1997, in the United States, Bovington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Bovington in 1958 was 69, and 49 in 1997.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bovington

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bovington 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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