Bolling Family History

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Bolling Name Meaning

English: nickname for someone with close-cropped hair or a large head, Middle English bolling ‘pollard’, or for a heavy drinker, from Middle English bolling ‘excessive drinking’. German (Bölling): from a pet form of a personal name formed with Germanic bald ‘bold’, ‘brave’ (see Baldwin). Swedish: either an ornamental name composed of Boll + the suffix -ing ‘belonging to’, or possibly a habitational name from a place named Bolling(e).

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

Similar surnames: Billing, Balling, Rolling, Bolding, Kolling, Colling, Bollin, Holling

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Bolling Family Origin

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Bolling Family Occupations

What did your Bolling ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Clerk and Cal White were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Bolling. 50% of Bolling men worked as a Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
  • Postmaster

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Cal White

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bolling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Bolling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bolling 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bolling. 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 Bolling. For the veterans among your Bolling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bolling Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bolling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Bolling in 1940 was 46, and 72 in 2004.

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