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Bogle Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: nickname for a person of frightening appearance, from older Scots bogill ‘hobgoblin’, ‘bogy’ (of uncertain origin, possibly Gaelic). South German (Bögle): metonymic occupational name for a bowman or bow maker, from a diminutive of Middle High German boge ‘bow’ (see Bogel), or from the pet form of a Germanic personal name formed with an element akin to Old High German bogo ‘bow’.

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


Similar surnames: Bolle, Ogle, Bole, Begle, Bohle, Boyle, Bogue, Bogie, Bolt, Boule

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Where is the Bogle family from?

You can see how Bogle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bogle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bogle families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 21 Bogle families living in Tennessee. This was about 37% of all the recorded Bogle's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Bogle families in 1840.
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What did your Bogle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bogle. 25% of Bogle men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Bogle women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bogle were Truck Driver and Housewife.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bogle. 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 Bogle. For the veterans among your Bogle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bogle lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Bogle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bogle in 1951 was 56, and 75 in 2004.

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