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Bogar Name Meaning

Hungarian (Bogár): from bogár ‘bug’ applied as a nickname for someone with dark hair or black eyes. The surname Bogár is also found in Slovakia and very rarely in Slovenia; see also 3 below. Hungarian (Bogár): in some cases possibly from the old personal name Bogár. Altered form of German Boger . Slovenian Croatian Serbian and Rusyn: of Hungarian origin (see 1 above).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Bolar, Boyar, Bogart, Bogard, Boger, Hoar, Bar, Bitar, Bonar, Bognar

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Where is the Bogar family from?

You can see how Bogar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bogar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bogar families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 9 Bogar families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 39% of all the recorded Bogar's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bogar families in 1840.
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What did your Bogar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bogar. 28% of Bogar men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Bogar women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bogar were Operator and Laborer. .

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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

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Operator
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Maid
    18%
  • Housework
    15%
  • Laborer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Bogar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bogar 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 660 immigration records available for the last name Bogar. 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 777 military records available for the last name Bogar. For the veterans among your Bogar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bogar lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Bogar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bogar in 1941 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

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