Boy Name Meaning

Dutch, Frisian, and North German: variant of Boye. French: southwestern spelling variant of Bois.

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


Similar surnames: Boye, Bos, Bly, Boe, Bey, Body, Boys, Moy, Loy, Foy

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Boy Family Origin

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Boy Family Occupations

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  • Annuitant

    17%
  • Grocer

    17%
  • Grocer Asst Unemployed

    17%
  • Labourer In Iron Work

    17%

In 1881, Annuitant, Grocer and Grocer Asst Unemployed were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boy. A less common occupation for the Boy family was Labourer In Iron Work. The most common Boy occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 17% of Boy's were Annuitants.

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Boy Historical Records

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Boy Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, Boy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Boy in 1951 was 54, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boy

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