Bold Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English bold ‘courageous’, ‘daring’ (Old English b(e)ald, cognate with Old High German bald). In some cases it may derive from an Old English personal name (see Bald). English: topographic name for someone who lived or worked at the main house in a settlement, from Old English bold, the usual West Midland and northwestern form of Old English boðl, botl ‘dwelling house’, ‘hall’. English: habitational name for someone from Bold in Lancashire, which is named with Old English bold ‘dwelling’, as in 2 above. German: from the Germanic personal name Baldo, a short form of the various compound names with the element bald ‘bold’, notably Baldwin in the north, and Reinbold in the south. Swedish: probably of German origin.

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


Similar surnames: Gold, Bald, Bolt, Boll, Old, Bond, Boldt, Wold, Bole, Bolda

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Bold Family Origin

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Bold Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Servant

    29%
  • Mason

    14%
  • Not Given

    14%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bold family was Not Given. The most common Bold occupation in Canada was Farmer. 43% of Bold's were Farmers. Farmer, Servant and Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bold.

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Between 1956 and 2004, Bold life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Bold in 1956 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bold

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