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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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Where is the Bolle family from?

You can see how Bolle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bolle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bolle families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Bolle family living in Maine. This was 100% of all the recorded Bolle's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Bolle families in 1840.
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What did your Bolle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bolle. 13% of Bolle men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Bolle women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bolle were Carpenter and Laborer.

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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
    13%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Servant
    12%
  • Laborer
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Bolle lifespan?

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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