Boelter Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

Boelter Name Meaning

German (Bölter): occupational name from Middle High German bolter ‘maker of bolts (for crossbows)’.

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


Similar surnames: Bolter, Belter, Kolter, Kelter, Beiter, Boenker, Boller, Boxler

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Boelter Family Origin

Where is the Boelter family from?

Boelter Family Occupations

What did your Boelter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Boelter family was Physician. Farmer, Keeping House and Manufacturing Cigars were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boelter. The most common Boelter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Boelter's were Farmers.

View Census data for Boelter | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    56%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Manufacturing Cigars

    6%
  • Physician

    6%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Boelter Historical Records

What Boelter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Boelter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boelter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Boelter

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Boelter. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Boelter immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Boelter. For the veterans among your Boelter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Boelter military records

You've only scratched the surface of Boelter family history.

Boelter Life Expectancy

What is the average Boelter lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Boelter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Boelter in 1956 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boelter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boelter 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.

Famous Boelter Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Look up another name