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Bolles Name Meaning

German (also Bölles): of uncertain origin, perhaps a dialect variant of Bolle or Boll 2, or a variant of Balles.

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


Similar surnames: Boles, Bolle, Balles, Boller, Bolls, Soltes, Ballis, Koller, Tolles

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Where is the Bolles family from?

You can see how Bolles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bolles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bolles families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Bolles families living in Manitoba. This was 100% of all the recorded Bolles's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Bolles families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bolles surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bolles ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bolles. 15% of Bolles men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Bolles women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bolles were Clerk and Secretary.

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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
    15%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    22%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Secretary
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bolles. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Bolles. For the veterans among your Bolles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bolles lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bolles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Bolles in 1944 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

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