Bohl Family History

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Bohl Name Meaning

North German: from the Germanic personal name Baldo, a short form of the various compound names with the first element bald ‘bold’. North German: habitational name from either of two places called Bohl, near Düren and Cologne. North German: variant of Bohle. Swedish: of German origin.

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

Similar surnames: Bahl, Ohl, Boll, Bohr, Bohle, Pohl, Bohm, Gohl, Wohl, Bohn

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Bohl Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bohl name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bohl. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Bohl Family Origin

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Bohl Family Occupations

What did your Bohl ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bohl occupation in the UK was Labourer (Sugar). 100% of Bohl's were Labourer (Sugar)s.

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  • Labourer (Sugar)


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Bohl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Bohl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bohl 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bohl. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Bohl. For the veterans among your Bohl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bohl Life Expectancy

What is the average Bohl lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bohl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bohl in 1953 was 59, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bohl 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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