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Bolster Family History

Bolster Name Meaning
German: variant of Polster.

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

87,753 Historical Documents with Bolster on Ancestry.com
22,313 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,114 Military Records
2,228 Immigration Records
16,646 Census and Voter Lists
42,452 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Bolster Families

  • Number of Bolster families
     33 - 64
     12 - 32
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bolster families
     20 - 37
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Bolster families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Bolster census records

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Bolster Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Bolster families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Bolster Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Bolster families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Bolster

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Bolster Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Bolster census records

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Bolster Civil War Service Records

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