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Bohnhoff Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of two places near Siegburg (Rhineland) or in Bavaria from any of several other minor localities in the same area. The second element is Middle Low German hof ‘court’, ‘farmstead’, ‘manor farm’ (see Hoff); the first is probably from bone ‘bean’, a staple item of diet in the Middle Ages; alternatively, it may be from a personal name with the common Germanic element Bon, cognate with Old English Buna. Compare Bonham 2.

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


Similar surnames: Lehnhoff, Bomhoff, Nordhoff, Benshoff, Kohlhoff, Brockhoff, Mehlhoff

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Bohnhoff Family Origin

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Bohnhoff Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bohnhoff. 21% of Bohnhoff men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Bohnhoff women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bohnhoff were Minister and Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Electrician
    4%
  • Laborer
    4%
  • Minister
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
  • Infoute Shoe Maker
    7%
  • Laborer
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bohnhoff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bohnhoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bohnhoff 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 340 immigration records available for the last name Bohnhoff. 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 358 military records available for the last name Bohnhoff. For the veterans among your Bohnhoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bohnhoff Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bohnhoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bohnhoff in 1963 was 75, and 79 in 2004.

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