Boyan Family History

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Boyan Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Polish Bojan, a nickname for a timorous person, from a derivative of bac sie, bojac sie ‘to be afraid’.

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

Similar surnames: Boyar, Bocan, Bosak, Bocian, Bean, Woyak, Boys, Boman, Rotan, Kogan

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Boyan Family Origin

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Boyan Family Occupations

What did your Boyan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Boyan. 9% of Boyan men worked as a Gardener and 56% of Boyan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boyan were Colliery Timber Drawer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Gardener
  • Clerk Festill Wanchouse
  • Clerk In Holy Orde
  • Colliery Timber Drawer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Fish Shop Assistant
  • Head Stock Girl Textile
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Boyan Historical Records

What Boyan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Boyan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boyan 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Boyan. 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 635 military records available for the last name Boyan. For the veterans among your Boyan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boyan Life Expectancy

What is the average Boyan lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Boyan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Boyan in 1962 was 82, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boyan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boyan 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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