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Bongen Family History

Bongen Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Bogen, Bingen, Borgen, Bowden, Boden, Botten, Bonnet, Bolger, Bonner

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Where is the Bongen family from?

You can see how Bongen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bongen family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Bongen families were found in USA in 1840, USA in 1920, and United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Bongen family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Bongen's in USA. New York had the highest population of Bongen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bongen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bongen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Bongen. 100% of Bongen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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What Bongen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 113 census records available for the last name Bongen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bongen 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 42 immigration records available for the last name Bongen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 51 military records available for the last name Bongen. For the veterans among your Bongen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bongen lifespan?

Between 1977 and 2003, in the United States, Bongen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bongen in 1977 was 47, and 85 in 2003.

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