Bonesteel Family History

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Bonesteel Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of North German Bohnestiel, a metonymic occupational name for a bean grower or a nickname for a very tall person, from Low German Bohne ‘bean’ + Stiel ‘stalk’. Americanized spelling of French Bonôtal ‘good hotel’.

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


Similar surnames: Netzel, Nestel, Postel, Nester, Borstel, Brester, Rosensteel, Boester

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Bonesteel Family Origin

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Bonesteel Family Occupations

What did your Bonesteel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bonesteel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Bonesteel's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bonesteel. A less common occupation for the Bonesteel family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Bonesteel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bonesteel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bonesteel 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bonesteel. 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 Bonesteel. For the veterans among your Bonesteel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bonesteel Life Expectancy

What is the average Bonesteel lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bonesteel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bonesteel in 1954 was 42, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bonesteel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bonesteel 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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