Bolus Family History

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Bolus Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): perhaps a nickname from the early modern English word bolus ‘pill’, often used contemptuously. Belgian: variant of Bolhuis.

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

Similar surnames: Bolas, Bolds, Bolt, Boles, Bold, Toles, Boley, Boys, Byus, Polus

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Bolus Family Origin

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Bolus Family Occupations

What did your Bolus ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bolus family was Canvas Boss Of Circus. The most common Bolus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Bolus's were Farmers. Farmer, Barber and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bolus.

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  • Farmer

  • Barber

  • Blacksmith

  • Canvas Boss Of Circus


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bolus ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bolus Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Bolus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bolus 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 836 immigration records available for the last name Bolus. 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 548 military records available for the last name Bolus. For the veterans among your Bolus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bolus Life Expectancy

What is the average Bolus lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bolus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Bolus in 1962 was 77, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bolus ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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