Bolam Name Meaning

English (Northumberland): habitational name from places called Bolam in Northumberland and County Durham. These place names could derive from the dative plural (bolum) of either of two unattested Old English words, bola ‘tree trunk’ (compare Old Norse bolr) or bol ‘rounded hill’ (compare Middle Low German bolle ‘round object’).

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


Similar surnames: Bolas, Holm, Bold, Bream, Bolt, Ballam, Boram, Balsam, Borom, Baham

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Bolam Family Origin

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Bolam Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    12%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bolam. A less common occupation for the Bolam family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Bolam occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 12% of Bolam's were Coal Miners.

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Bolam Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Bolam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Bolam in 1940 was 44, and 62 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bolam

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