Bohr Family History

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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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Bohr Family Origin

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Bohr Family Occupations

What did your Bohr ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bohr. A less common occupation for the Bohr family was Works On Farm. The most common Bohr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Bohr's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Works On Farm


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bohr ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bohr Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Bohr Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bohr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bohr ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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