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Origins and History


New to Family History? Check out our Getting Started page. Check out House Of Names to investigate the origins of the Boer surname or get a copy of the Boer family Crest (a great gift idea!).


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Boer Genealogy

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Boer Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources below you will be able to find a birth record and, from that, a birth certificate can be ordered which lists the names of the mother and father, taking you back another generation in your tree. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Boer family tree.

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Some Famous People with the surname of Boer

Wikipedia Nicole de Boer (born December 20, 1970) is a Canadian actress, best known for her roles as Ezri Dax on ' from 1998 to 1999 and as Sarah Bannerman on "The Dead Zone" from 2002 to 2007.
Wikipedia Franciscus "Frank" de Boer (born May 15, 1970 in Hoorn, Noord-Holland) is a former Dutch professional footballer.
Wikipedia Ronaldus "Ronald" de Boer (born May 15, 1970 in Hoorn, Netherlands) is a former Dutch football midfielder who has played for the Dutch national team as well as a host of professional clubs in Europe.
Wikipedia Brent "Fathead" De Boer is a drummer and backup vocalist with The Dandy Warhols.
Wikipedia Jelle Taeke de Boer (February 26,1908 ? October 7,1970) was a Dutch art collector born in Meppel, the Netherlands.
Wikipedia Sjoukje Maria Diderika Troelstra-Bokma de Boer (13 February 1860 in Nes, Dongeradeel, The Netherlands ? 9 January 1939 in Hilversum), better known under her pen name of Nienke van Hichtum (Nynke fan Hichtum), was a well-known children's author.
Wikipedia Wubbo de Boer (born May 27, 1948, Amsterdam) is a Dutch civil servant.
Wikipedia Diederik Boer (born September 24, 1980 in Emmeloord, Netherlands) is a Dutch football player who plays as a goalkeeper.
Wikipedia Margot Boer (born August 7, 1985 in Woubrugge) is a Dutch speed skater.
Wikipedia Albert Boer (1935-2002) is the author of "Kamp Schoorl".
Wikipedia Mieke de Boer (born January 11, 1980 in Maastricht, Limburg) is a female darts player from the Netherlands, who is nicknamed Bambie.
Wikipedia Lieuwe de Boer (born June 26, 1951, Ureterp) is a former ice speed skater from the Netherlands, who represented his native country at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, United States.
Wikipedia Jan de Boer (February 15, 1859, in Nieuwe Pekela ? June 8, 1941, in Amsterdam) was a Dutch gymnast who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics.
Wikipedia Ale de Boer (born 28 August, 1987 in Roodkerk) is a Dutch professional football player.
Wikipedia Jan Hendrik de Boer (March 19 1899 ? april 25 1971) was a Dutch physicist and chemist.
Wikipedia Hannes de Boer (December 2, 1899?? April 2, 1982) was a Dutch long jumper.
Wikipedia Hans Andries de Boer (CDA) (born 30 May 1937, Velsen) is a Dutch politician.
Wikipedia Margreeth de Boer (born 16 April, Amsterdam) is a Dutch politician.
Wikipedia Roelf Hendrik de Boer (born 9 October 1949, Rotterdam) is a Dutch politician.