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Bohr Name Meaning

German: from a short form of a personal name of Slavic origin (see Boris), or from a reduced form of the medieval personal name Liborius, patron saint of the city of Paderborn. Danish and Swedish: from German Baar, Bahr (see Beer), recorded in Denmark since the 18th century.

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


Similar surnames: Nohr, Bohl, Mohr, Bohm, Bahr, Kohr, Bohn, Lohr, Boers, Rohr

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Where is the Bohr family from?

You can see how Bohr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bohr family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bohr families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Bohr families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 92% of all the recorded Bohr's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bohr families in 1840.
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What did your Bohr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bohr. 21% of Bohr men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Bohr women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bohr were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    13%
  • Secretary
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Bohr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bohr 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bohr. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Bohr. For the veterans among your Bohr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bohr lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bohr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bohr in 1943 was 52, and 80 in 2004.

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