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Origins of the Boyd surname

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About the Boyds

We have a total number of 142649 records for people with the last name Boyd.

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Alternative variations of the name Boyd

Boyd, Boid, Boyde, Boyt, Boit

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Where do most Boyds live?

In 1921, most Boyds lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Boyds

How common is your surname?

446th most common surname in the UK

We have 84,400 records for the Boyd surname. The oldest one dates back to 1100.

Who were Boyds most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Boyds.

What are the most common Boyd first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Margaret

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Boyd family members

Common jobs for Boyds

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Boyds in 1921
Dressmaker

509

Domestic Servant

280

Housekeeper

268

Living On Own Means

204

Laundress

170

Common Male occupations for Boyds in 1921
Coal Miner

556

Farm Hands

389

Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers

315

General Labourer

312

Joiner

308

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