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Boldt Family History

Boldt Name Meaning

German and Danish: from the Germanic personal name Baldo, a short form of the various compound names with the first element bald ‘bold’.

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


Similar surnames: Bold, Bolt, Bolle, Bald, Bolda, Polt, Belt, Woldt, Beld, Bondi

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Where is the Boldt family from?

You can see how Boldt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boldt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Boldt families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 114 Boldt families living in Wisconsin. This was about 19% of all the recorded Boldt's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Boldt families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boldt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boldt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boldt. 23% of Boldt men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Boldt women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boldt were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper.

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    11%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Boldt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boldt 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Boldt. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Boldt. For the veterans among your Boldt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boldt lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Boldt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Boldt in 1948 was 33, and 78 in 2004.

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