Boelter Family History

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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

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Boelter Family Origin

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Boelter Family Occupations

What did your Boelter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boelter. 19% of Boelter men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Boelter women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boelter were Proprietor and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Boelter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 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.

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Passenger List

There are 476 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.

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Draft Card

There are 934 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.

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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.

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