Boyes Family History

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Boyes Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire): variant spelling of Boyce. Americanized spelling of French Bois.

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

Similar surnames: Boys, Boies, Boyer, Boye, Boles, Boyea, Bowes, Boyet, Boyers, Bones

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Boyes Family Origin

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Boyes Family Occupations

What did your Boyes ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boyes. A less common occupation for the Boyes family was Coal Miner. The most common Boyes occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Boyes's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner


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

Boyes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 75,000 census records available for the last name Boyes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boyes 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Boyes. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Boyes. For the veterans among your Boyes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boyes Life Expectancy

What is the average Boyes lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Boyes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Boyes in 1942 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boyes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boyes 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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