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Bockelman Name Meaning

North German (Bockelmann): habitational name from Bockel, the name of several places between Bremen and Soltau.

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

Similar surnames: Bokelman, Brockelman, Lockerman, Ockerman, Deckelman, Beukelman

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Bockelman Family Origin

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Bockelman Family Occupations

What did your Bockelman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bockelman family was Brick Mason. Farmer, Baker and Bar Tender were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bockelman. The most common Bockelman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Bockelman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Baker

  • Bar Tender

  • Brick Mason


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Bockelman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bockelman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bockelman 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 366 immigration records available for the last name Bockelman. 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 Card

There are 866 military records available for the last name Bockelman. For the veterans among your Bockelman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bockelman Life Expectancy

What is the average Bockelman lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bockelman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bockelman in 1962 was 75, and 69 in 2004.

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