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Boelter Name Meaning

German (Bölter): occupational name for a maker of wooden bolts for crossbows Middle High German bolter. Compare Bolter

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


Similar surnames: Bolter, Belter, Kolter, Kelter, Beiter, Boenker, Boller, Boxler

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Where is the Boelter family from?

You can see how Boelter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boelter family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Boelter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 44 Boelter families living in Minnesota. This was about 50% of all the recorded Boelter's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Boelter families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boelter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boelter ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Boelter. 100% of Boelter men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Boelter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boelter 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 476 immigration records available for the last name Boelter. 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 934 military records available for the last name Boelter. For the veterans among your Boelter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boelter lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Boelter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Boelter in 1956 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

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