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Bochow Family History

Bochow 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: Rochow, Chow, Boche, Boch, Zachow, Bobrow, Sochor, Rockow, Muchow

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Where is the Bochow family from?

You can see how Bochow families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bochow family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Bochow families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Bochow family living in Georgia. This was 100% of all the recorded Bochow's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Bochow families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bochow surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bochow ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Bochow. 34% of Bochow men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Clerk
    25%
  • Proprietor
    17%
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What Bochow family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 684 census records available for the last name Bochow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bochow 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 248 immigration records available for the last name Bochow. 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 217 military records available for the last name Bochow. For the veterans among your Bochow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bochow lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Bochow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bochow in 1964 was 92, and 102 in 2004.

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