Bohlen Family History

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Bohlen Name Meaning

German: patronymic from Bohl 1. German: habitational name from a place in Westphalia named Bohlen. German (Böhlen): habitational name from any of several places in Saxony named Böhlen. Swedish (Bohlén): ornamental name from Bohl 1 + the suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius ‘descendant of’.

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

Similar surnames: Bolen, Boden, Bohle, Bohren, Bohnen, Bowden, Bolten, Boehler, Behlen

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Bohlen Family Origin

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Bohlen Family Occupations

What did your Bohlen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bohlen family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bohlen. The most common Bohlen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Bohlen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Grocer

  • Laborer


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Bohlen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Bohlen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bohlen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bohlen. 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 Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Bohlen. For the veterans among your Bohlen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bohlen Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Bohlen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bohlen in 1960 was 40, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bohlen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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