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Bohen Name Meaning

French: habitational name from Bohain-en-Vermandois in Aisne, France, or from Bohan in Namur province, now in Belgium. Variant of the Irish surname Bohan.

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


Similar surnames: Bohon, Boden, Bolen, Boen, Bohnen, Bogen, Posen, Boren, Bohlen, Bowen

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Where is the Bohen family from?

You can see how Bohen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bohen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bohen families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 18 Bohen families living in Ontario. This was about 78% of all the recorded Bohen's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bohen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bohen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bohen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bohen. 27% of Bohen men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Bohen women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bohen were Clerk and Clerk.

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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

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Bohen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bohen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bohen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bohen. For the veterans among your Bohen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bohen lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Bohen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bohen in 1961 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

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