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Bolds Family History

Bolds Name Meaning

Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Bolz 1 or a variant of English Bold.

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


Similar surnames: Boles, Bold, Bolus, Bowlds, Cords, Boys, Bolt, Bolda, Boldt, Botts

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Where is the Bolds family from?

You can see how Bolds families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bolds family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bolds families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Bolds family living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Bolds's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Bolds families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bolds surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bolds ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bolds. 36% of Bolds men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Bolds women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bolds were Mechanic and Housewife. .

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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

  • Laborer
    36%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Painter
    10%
  • Mechanic
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    30%
  • Maid
    24%
  • Laundress
    20%
  • Housewife
    17%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Bolds. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bolds census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 222 immigration records available for the last name Bolds. 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 913 military records available for the last name Bolds. For the veterans among your Bolds ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bolds lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bolds life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bolds in 1953 was 53, and 58 in 2004.

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