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Bolas Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Great Bolas in Shropshire, named in Old English with an unidentified first element (possibly an unattested word bogel meaning ‘bend in a river’) + wæsse ‘land beside a river liable to flood’.

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


Similar surnames: Bolam, Bolus, Byas, Boles, Bolar, Bolash, Boram, Bolt, Boas, Rodas

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Bolas Family Origin

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Bolas Family Occupations

What did your Bolas ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bolas occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 18% of Bolas's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Boot Maker and Brewers Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bolas. A less common occupation for the Bolas family was Chemist & Regd Dentist.

View Census data for Bolas | Data not to scale

  • Coal Miner

    18%
  • Boot Maker

    3%
  • Brewers Clerk

    3%
  • Chemist & Regd Dentist

    3%

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

Bolas Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bolas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bolas 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bolas. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bolas. For the veterans among your Bolas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bolas Life Expectancy

What is the average Bolas lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Bolas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Bolas in 1958 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bolas

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bolas 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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