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The BOILEAU surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 869 26419 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 121 27717 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +748 +1298 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 77 17804 0.000 5
United Kingdom 176 17786 0.000 4
Top States for BOILEAU by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 96 13992 0.001 6
Michigan 59 16304 0.001 6
Pennsylvania 53 20618 0.000 4
Washington 51 10797 0.001 9
Oregon 50 6625 0.001 15
Top States for BOILEAU by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 22 4684 0.003 28
Oregon 50 6625 0.001 15
Connecticut 38 9213 0.001 11
Kansas 28 8689 0.001 10
Montana 9 11993 0.001 10


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called BOILEAU live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called BOILEAU represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called BOILEAU in Florida than any other state, but you are more likely to find a BOILEAU by picking someone at random in Delaware than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of BOILEAU

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: France

Language of origin: French

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the BOILEAU surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of BOILEAU in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 827 95.17
Black/African American 17 1.96
Mixed Race 10 1.15
White (Hispanic) 8 0.92
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the BOILEAU surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of BOILEAU in historical publications

BOILEAU. On a tablet in Ketteringham church, Norfolk, to the memory of John Peter Boileau, Esq., it is stated that " he was the son of Simeon B., Esq., merchant, of Dublin, whose father, Charles Boileau, baron of Castleuau and Sainte Croix, in the province of Languedoc, in France, fled to England in 1691, on the persecution of the Protestant religion." The family descend in an unbroken line from Etienue Boileau, first grand provost of Paris in 1250 ; and they were early professors and zealous defenders of the reformed faith. Another branch of the family fled from France into Italy to avoid persecution, and subsequently -sn-ote themselves Bevelaqua. The Duke of Bevelaqua bears the same arms as the English baronet, and both names are of course equivalent to our indigenous Drinkwater.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to BOILEAU

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BOILEAU.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for BOILEAU

The following words are slight variants of BOILEAU that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.