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Boller Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German (also Böller): habitational name for someone from any of several places called Boll (see Boll). South German and Swiss German: nickname for a noisy blustering person, from Middle High German bollen ‘to bluster’. Hungarian (Böllér): occupational name for a butcher’s apprentice, böllér.

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


Similar surnames: Beller, Koller, Biller, Bolle, Bolter, Toller, Buller, Holler, Woller

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Where is the Boller family from?

You can see how Boller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boller families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Boller families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 44% of all the recorded Boller's in the USA. Pennsylvania and 1 other state had the highest population of Boller families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boller surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boller ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boller. 16% of Boller men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Boller women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boller 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

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Secretary
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Boller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boller 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Boller. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Boller. For the veterans among your Boller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boller lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Boller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Boller in 1950 was 24, and 74 in 2004.

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