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Bolyard Family History

Bolyard Name Meaning

English: perhaps a variant of Bullard .

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


Similar surnames: Bellard, Bollard, Wollard, Bolar, Gilyard, Bossard, Boland, Colvard

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Where is the Bolyard family from?

You can see how Bolyard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bolyard family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bolyard families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Bolyard families living in Virginia. This was about 64% of all the recorded Bolyard's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Bolyard families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bolyard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bolyard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bolyard. 23% of Bolyard men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Bolyard women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bolyard were Farming and Clerk. .

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Farming
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • New Worker
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Bolyard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bolyard 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 140 immigration records available for the last name Bolyard. 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 Bolyard. For the veterans among your Bolyard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bolyard lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Bolyard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Bolyard in 1956 was 55, and 67 in 2004.

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