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Bohnsack Surname Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a bean grower or a nickname for a big eater and hence a fat person from a word meaning ‘beanbag’ a compound of Bohn ‘bean’ + Middle High German sac ‘bag’ Middle Low German sak. Compare Bonsack .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bonsack, Brack, Boeck, Brownback, Bonar, Schnack, Bohner, Boback

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Where is the Bohnsack family from?

You can see how Bohnsack families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bohnsack family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Bohnsack families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Bohnsack families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Bohnsack's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bohnsack families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bohnsack surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bohnsack ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bohnsack. 31% of Bohnsack men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Bohnsack women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bohnsack were Salesman and House Work. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • House Work
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bohnsack. 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 894 military records available for the last name Bohnsack. For the veterans among your Bohnsack ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bohnsack lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Bohnsack life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Bohnsack in 1956 was 56, and 74 in 2004.

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