Boyer Family History

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Boyer Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Bayer or Beyer. German: habitational name for someone from Boye (near Celle-Hannover). English: variant of Bowyer. Danish: habitational name from a place so named. The surname is also found in Norway and Sweden, probably from the same source.

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


Similar surnames: Boye, Bower, Goyer, Boler, Boner, Boyar, Bayer, Boger, Bogen, Royer

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Boyer Family Origin

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Boyer Family Occupations

What did your Boyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Boyer. 20% of Boyer men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Boyer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boyer were Colliery Hewer (h W ) and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    20%
  • Dairy Farmer
    10%
  • Farm Worker
    6%
  • Colliery Hewer (h W )
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%

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

Boyer Historical Records

What Boyer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 265,000 census records available for the last name Boyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boyer 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Boyer. 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 55,000 military records available for the last name Boyer. For the veterans among your Boyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Boyer lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Boyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Boyer in 1943 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boyer 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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