Boys Family History

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Boys 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: Boyes, Boyse, Boss, Boy, Boye, Buys, Bos, Roys, Royse, Bois

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Boys Family Origin

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Boys Family Occupations

What did your Boys 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 Boys. 19% of Boys men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Boys women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boys were Private Houss Gardener and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Electrician
  • Private Houss Gardener

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife

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

Boys Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Boys. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boys 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 Boys. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Boys. For the veterans among your Boys ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boys Life Expectancy

What is the average Boys lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Boys life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Boys in 1956 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

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