Bohrer Family History

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Bohrer Name Meaning

occupational name from Middle High German born ‘to bore or drill’. German: topographic name from Slavic bor ‘pine forest’, ‘conifer’. Compare Borak.

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

Similar surnames: Rohrer, Borer, Bohner, Fuhrer, Boller, Bolter, Lohrer, Bosler, Boozer

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Bohrer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bohrer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bohrer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Bohrer Family Origin

Where is the Bohrer family from?

Bohrer Family Occupations

What did your Bohrer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bohrer occupation in Canada was Carpenter. 25% of Bohrer's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Bohrer family was Student. Carpenter, Factory Hand and Professeur were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bohrer.

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  • Carpenter

  • Factory Hand

  • Professeur

  • Student


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bohrer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bohrer Historical Records

What Bohrer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Bohrer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bohrer 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 Bohrer. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Bohrer. For the veterans among your Bohrer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bohrer Life Expectancy

What is the average Bohrer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bohrer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bohrer in 1944 was 33, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bohrer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bohrer 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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