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Boelke Name Meaning

North German (Bölke): variant of Böhlke (see Boehlke 1 ). Germanized form (Bölke) of Sorbian Bělka and B'elka (see Belka ) and probably also of some other similar (and cognate) Slavic surname.

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

Similar surnames: Belke, Bohlke, Toelke, Boeke, Bielke, Woelke, Boehlke, Roelke

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Where is the Boelke family from?

You can see how Boelke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boelke family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Boelke families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Boelke families living in Ontario. This was about 71% of all the recorded Boelke's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Boelke families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boelke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boelke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Boelke. 25% of Boelke men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Boelke women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boelke were Clerk and Cook. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
  • Maid
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Boelke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boelke census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 295 immigration records available for the last name Boelke. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 300 military records available for the last name Boelke. For the veterans among your Boelke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boelke lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Boelke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Boelke in 1960 was 72, and 80 in 2004.

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