Bookwalter Family History

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Bookwalter Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Buchwalter, a habitational name for someone from any of several places called Buchwald(e), the name of which means ‘beech forest’.

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


Similar surnames: Buchwalter, Holter, Balter, Goodwater, Burkhalter, Buchalter, Bolter

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Bookwalter Family Origin

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Bookwalter Family Occupations

What did your Bookwalter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bookwalter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Bookwalter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bookwalter family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bookwalter.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

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Bookwalter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bookwalter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bookwalter 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bookwalter. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bookwalter. For the veterans among your Bookwalter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bookwalter Life Expectancy

What is the average Bookwalter lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Bookwalter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bookwalter in 1948 was 55, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bookwalter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bookwalter 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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