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Boll Name Meaning

German and Danish: topographic name from Middle High German boll ‘rounded hill’, or a habitational name from any of several places called Boll, named with this word. German (Böll): derivative of the Germanic personal name Baldo (see Bold 4). Swedish: possibly a soldier’s name or else an ornamental adoption of 1 or 2.

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

Similar surnames: Bolle, Ball, Bold, Bell, Bohl, Roll, Soll, Toll, Doll, Noll

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Where is the Boll family from?

You can see how Boll families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boll family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boll families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Boll families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 33% of all the recorded Boll's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Boll families in 1840.
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What did your Boll ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boll. 16% of Boll men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Boll women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boll were Clerk and Maid.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Cook
  • Maid
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Boll. 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 Boll. For the veterans among your Boll ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boll lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Boll life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Boll in 1941 was 37, and 83 in 2004.

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