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Bohrer Family History

Bohrer Name Meaning

occupational name from Middle High German born ‘to bore or drill’. German: topographic name from Slavic bor ‘pine forest’, ‘conifer’. Compare Borak.

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


Similar surnames: Rohrer, Borer, Bohner, Fuhrer, Boller, Bolter, Lohrer, Bosler, Boozer

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Where is the Bohrer family from?

You can see how Bohrer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bohrer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bohrer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Bohrer families living in Ohio. This was about 31% of all the recorded Bohrer's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Bohrer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bohrer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bohrer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bohrer. 19% of Bohrer men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Bohrer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bohrer were Farming 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
    19%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Housework
    12%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Bohrer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bohrer 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 Bohrer. 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 Bohrer. For the veterans among your Bohrer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bohrer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bohrer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bohrer in 1944 was 33, and 79 in 2004.

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