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Bolas Family History

Bolas Name Meaning

English:: habitational name from Bolas Magna in Shropshire or from Little Bolas in Hodnet (also in Shropshire) which is recorded as Parva Boulewas in 134 The placenames probably have Old English wæsse ‘wet place marsh’ as the final element; the origin of the first element is uncertain; it may be from a diminutive of Old English boga ‘bow arch bend’. alternatively perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a butcher from Old Norse bol-ǫx ‘poleaxe’.

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

Similar surnames: Bolam, Bolus, Byas, Boles, Bolar, Bolash, Boram, Bolt, Boas, Rodas

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You can see how Bolas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bolas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bolas families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 7 Bolas families living in Ontario. This was about 70% of all the recorded Bolas's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bolas families in 1911.
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What did your Bolas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bolas. 25% of Bolas men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Bolas women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bolas were Miner and Waitress. .

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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
  • Proprietor
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Servant
  • Manager
  • Saleslady
  • Waitress
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Passenger Lists

There are 611 immigration records available for the last name Bolas. 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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There are 639 military records available for the last name Bolas. For the veterans among your Bolas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bolas lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Bolas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Bolas in 1958 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

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