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Bolin Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements bo ‘farm’ + -lin, suffix of Swedish family names. Czech: from a pet form of the personal names Boleslav or Bolebor.

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


Similar surnames: Bolen, Brolin, Bodin, Solin, Wolin, Tolin, Olin, Bollin, Molin, Jolin

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Where is the Bolin family from?

You can see how Bolin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bolin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bolin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 17 Bolin families living in Kentucky. This was about 18% of all the recorded Bolin's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Bolin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bolin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bolin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bolin. 21% of Bolin men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Bolin women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bolin were Salesman 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

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Housework
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Bolin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bolin 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Bolin. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Bolin. For the veterans among your Bolin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bolin lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bolin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bolin in 1943 was 46, and 72 in 2004.

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