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Bohl Name Meaning

North German: from the Germanic personal name Baldo, a short form of the various compound names with the first element bald ‘bold’. North German: habitational name from either of two places called Bohl, near Düren and Cologne. North German: variant of Bohle. Swedish: of German origin.

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


Similar surnames: Bahl, Ohl, Boll, Bohr, Bohle, Pohl, Bohm, Gohl, Wohl, Bohn

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Where is the Bohl family from?

You can see how Bohl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bohl family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bohl families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Bohl families living in Ohio. This was about 88% of all the recorded Bohl's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Bohl families in 1840.
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What did your Bohl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bohl. 32% of Bohl men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Bohl women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bohl were Salesman and Maid.

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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
    32%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Maid
    9%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Bohl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bohl 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bohl. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Bohl. For the veterans among your Bohl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bohl lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bohl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bohl in 1953 was 59, and 81 in 2004.

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