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Bollier Name Meaning

French (mainly northern):: from the ancient Germanic personal name Bolohari composed of the elements bolo ‘friend brother’ and hari ‘army’. variant of Boulier an agent derivative of boule ‘(bowling) ball’.

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

Similar surnames: Hollier, Bolliger, Boulier, Lallier, Billiet, Blier, Bossier, Boxler

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Where is the Bollier family from?

You can see how Bollier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bollier family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Bollier families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Bollier family living in Alberta. This was about 33% of all the recorded Bollier's in Canada. Alberta and 2 other provinces had the highest population of Bollier families in 1911.
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What did your Bollier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bollier. 40% of Bollier men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Bollier women worked as a Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bollier were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Clerk
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Domestic
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bollier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bollier 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 404 immigration records available for the last name Bollier. 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 325 military records available for the last name Bollier. For the veterans among your Bollier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bollier lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bollier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bollier in 1953 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

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