Bolle Family History

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Bolle Name Meaning

German: from the Germanic personal name Baldo, a short form of the various compound names with the first element bald ‘bold’. German: nickname in the south for a short fat man or a topographic name in the north from Middle Low German bolle ‘knoll’, ‘rounded hill’. Dutch: from Middle Dutch bolle ‘ball’, ‘bread bun’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a baker or a nickname for a ball player. Norwegian: habitational name from a farm in northern Norway, so named with bolle ‘rounded hill’. Swedish: variant of Boll.

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

Similar surnames: Boll, Balle, Bogle, Bohle, Molle, Nolle, Bole, Boller, Holle, Boule

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Bolle Family Origin

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Bolle Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Butcher and Cabinett Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bolle. A less common occupation for the Bolle family was Carpenter. The most common Bolle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Bolle's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Cabinett Maker

  • Carpenter


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Bolle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Bolle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bolle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bolle. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bolle. For the veterans among your Bolle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bolle Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bolle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Bolle in 1954 was 35, and 71 in 2004.

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