Boelter Family History

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Boelter Name Meaning

German (Bölter): occupational name from Middle High German bolter ‘maker of bolts (for crossbows)’.

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


Similar surnames: Bolter, Belter, Kolter, Kelter, Beiter, Boenker, Boller, Boxler

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Boelter Family Origin

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Boelter Family Occupations

What did your Boelter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Boelter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Boelter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Boelter family was Physician. Farmer, Keeping House and Manufacturing Cigars were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boelter.

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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Manufacturing Cigars

    6%
  • Physician

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Boelter ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Boelter Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Boelter Life Expectancy

What is the average Boelter lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Boelter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Boelter in 1956 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boelter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boelter 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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