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Bohl Surname Meaning

North German and Swedish (of German origin): from the ancient Germanic personal name Baldo a short form of various compound names with the first element bald ‘bold’. This surname in any of the possible senses (see below) is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). North German: habitational name from either of two places called Bohl near Düren and Cologne both in Rhineland. North German: variant of Bohle . German (Böhl): see Boehl .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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You can see how Bohl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bohl family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bohl families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 9 Bohl families living in Lancashire. This was about 75% of all the recorded Bohl's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Bohl families in 1891.
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What did your Bohl ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Bohl. 100% of Bohl women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Passenger Lists

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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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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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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