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Bolman Name Meaning

Altered form of German Bollmann . Dutch: of German origin; see 1 above.

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

Similar surnames: Polman, Dolman, Bowman, Borman, Boleman, Belman, Colman, Bollman

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Where is the Bolman family from?

You can see how Bolman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bolman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bolman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 13 Bolman families living in Ontario. This was about 37% of all the recorded Bolman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bolman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bolman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bolman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bolman. 24% of Bolman men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Bolman women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bolman were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bolman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bolman 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 782 immigration records available for the last name Bolman. 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 552 military records available for the last name Bolman. For the veterans among your Bolman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bolman lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Bolman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bolman in 1958 was 69, and 67 in 2004.

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