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Boler Name Meaning

English: variant of Bowler. German: variant of Boller. Norwegian (Bøler): habitational name from various farms in southeastern Norway named Bøler, from Old Norse bøli ‘farm’. Compare Bohle.

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


Similar surnames: Bole, Boyer, Bolter, Bower, Boner, Bohler, Boley, Bosler, Bolen

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Where is the Boler family from?

You can see how Boler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boler families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Boler families living in Georgia. This was about 28% of all the recorded Boler's in the USA. Georgia and 1 other state had the highest population of Boler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boler. 34% of Boler men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Boler women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boler were Operator and Teacher.

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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
    34%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Operator
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    13%
  • Cook
    11%
  • Servant
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Boler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boler 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 945 immigration records available for the last name Boler. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Boler. For the veterans among your Boler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boler lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Boler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Boler in 1954 was 61, and 69 in 2004.

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