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Boelman Name Meaning

Dutch: from the personal name Boelman a variant of Boele (see Boelens ) with the hypocoristic element man ‘man’. Americanized form of North German Boelmann a cognate of 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Belman, Bohlman, Goeman, Boldman, Rohlman, Kelman, Kolman, Follman

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Where is the Boelman family from?

You can see how Boelman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boelman family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Boelman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Boelman family living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Boelman's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Boelman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boelman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boelman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Boelman. 46% of Boelman men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Boelman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boelman were Farming and Teacher. .

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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
    46%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%
  • Farming
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    43%
  • Housework
    29%
  • Teacher
    29%
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Census Records

There are 820 census records available for the last name Boelman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boelman 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 81 immigration records available for the last name Boelman. 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 61 military records available for the last name Boelman. For the veterans among your Boelman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boelman lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Boelman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Boelman in 1957 was 50, and 92 in 2004.

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