Bolen Family History

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Bolen Name Meaning

Czech: from a pet form of the personal names Boleslav or Bolebor. Polish (Bolen): from a pet form of the personal name Boleslaw. Variant spelling of German Bohlen. Swedish (Bolén): ornamental name composed of an unexplained first element + the common surname suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius ‘descendant of’. English: variant of Bullen.

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


Similar surnames: Boden, Boren, Nolen, Bolin, Bohlen, Molen, Bolten, Dolen, Bolek

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Bolen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bolen name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    52%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    19%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • France

    3%

  • Sweden

    3%

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Bolen Family Origin

Where is the Bolen family from?

Bolen Family Occupations

What did your Bolen ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Factory Hand, Farmer and Cultivateur were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bolen. A less common occupation for the Bolen family was Ditcher. The most common Bolen occupation in Canada was Factory Hand. 22% of Bolen's were Factory Hands.

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  • Factory Hand

    22%
  • Farmer

    22%
  • Cultivateur

    11%
  • Ditcher

    11%

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

Bolen Historical Records

What Bolen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Bolen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bolen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bolen. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Bolen. For the veterans among your Bolen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bolen Life Expectancy

What is the average Bolen lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Bolen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bolen in 1941 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bolen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bolen 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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