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Bogen Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for an archer, bowman, or bow maker, from Middle High German boge ‘bow’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German (Regen)bogen ‘rainbow’ or from German Bogen (Yiddish boigen) ‘arch’, ‘bow’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farmsteads, so named with Old Norse bugr (see Boge) + the definite article -en. Perhaps also an altered spelling of Irish Bogan.

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


Similar surnames: Boger, Boden, Boge, Boen, Bogel, Vogen, Mogen, Boren, Voge, Hogen

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Where is the Bogen family from?

You can see how Bogen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bogen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bogen families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Bogen families living in North Carolina. This was about 78% of all the recorded Bogen's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Bogen families in 1840.
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What did your Bogen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bogen. 17% of Bogen men worked as a Salesman and 16% of Bogen women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bogen were Farmer and Saleslady.

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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

  • Salesman
    17%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Proprietor
    10%
  • Farmer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    16%
  • Operator
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Saleslady
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bogen. 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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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Bogen. For the veterans among your Bogen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bogen lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bogen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Bogen in 1945 was 48, and 87 in 2004.

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