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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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Where is the Bohnhoff family from?

You can see how Bohnhoff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bohnhoff family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Bohnhoff families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Bohnhoff families living in Michigan. This was about 23% of all the recorded Bohnhoff's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Bohnhoff families in 1880.
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What did your Bohnhoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bohnhoff. 55% of Bohnhoff men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Bohnhoff women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bohnhoff were Laborer and Laborer.

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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

  • Farmer
    55%
  • Minister
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    29%
  • Bookkeeper
    15%
  • Secretary
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Bohnhoff lifespan?

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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