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Boulter Name Meaning

English: variant of Bolt.

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


Similar surnames: Bouler, Bolter, Bolte, Bruster, Boler, Goulder, Poulter, Bolten

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Where is the Boulter family from?

You can see how Boulter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boulter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boulter families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 10 Boulter families living in Maine. This was about 71% of all the recorded Boulter's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Boulter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boulter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boulter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boulter. 21% of Boulter men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Boulter women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boulter were Truck Driver and Seamstress.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Seamstress
    13%
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Census Records

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Boulter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boulter 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Boulter. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Boulter. For the veterans among your Boulter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boulter lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Boulter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Boulter in 1944 was 25, and 76 in 2004.

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