Boye Family History

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Boye Name Meaning

English, North German, Dutch, Frisian, and Danish: from a Germanic personal name, Boio or Bogo, of uncertain origin. It may represent a variant of Bothe, with the regular Low German loss of the dental between vowels, but a cognate name appears to have existed in Old English (see Boyce), where this feature does not occur. Boje is still in use as a personal name in Friesland. Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch boy(e) ‘boy’, ‘lad’.

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

Similar surnames: Boyce, Bode, Boe, Bye, Boyer, Bone, Bole, Moye, Bose, Boie

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Boye Family Origin

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Boye Family Occupations

What did your Boye ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Boye family was Retired Captain Indian Army. Bricklayer Laborer, Card Cleaner (Woollen) and Glass Oil & Color Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boye. The most common Boye occupation in the UK was Bricklayer Laborer. 20% of Boye's were Bricklayer Laborers.

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  • Bricklayer Laborer

  • Card Cleaner (Woollen)

  • Glass Oil & Color Merchant

  • Retired Captain Indian Army


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

Boye Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Boye. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boye 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Boye. 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 Boye. For the veterans among your Boye ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boye Life Expectancy

What is the average Boye lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Boye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Boye in 1957 was 58, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boye

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boye 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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