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Bohner Name Meaning

South German: variant spelling of Boner 2 ‘bean grower’. German (Böhner): topographic name for someone who lived in a loft (see Boehner). Swedish (Bohnér): ornamental name from bo ‘farm’, ‘dwelling’ + the suffix -ner.

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


Similar surnames: Borner, Boner, Boehner, Bodner, Hohner, Bohrer, Johner, Lohner

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Where is the Bohner family from?

You can see how Bohner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bohner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bohner families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Bohner families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 56% of all the recorded Bohner's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Bohner families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bohner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bohner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bohner. 25% of Bohner men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Bohner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bohner were Mechanic and Housekeeper.

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Mechanic
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Seamstress
    14%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Bohner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bohner 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 Bohner. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Bohner. For the veterans among your Bohner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bohner lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bohner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bohner in 1943 was 33, and 84 in 2004.

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