Bolden Family History

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Bolden Name Meaning

English: variant of Bolding. Swedish (Boldén): ornamental name.

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

Similar surnames: Boden, Bolen, Boldin, Olden, Bolten, Belden, Colden, Boyden, Boulden

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Bolden Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bolden name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Mali


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Bolden Family Origin

Where is the Bolden family from?

Bolden Family Occupations

What did your Bolden ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bolden family was Ag Lab Widow. The most common Bolden occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 17% of Bolden's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Dressmaker and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bolden.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Dressmaker

  • Gardener

  • Ag Lab Widow


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

Bolden Historical Records

What Bolden family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Bolden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bolden 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 Bolden. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Bolden. For the veterans among your Bolden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bolden Life Expectancy

What is the average Bolden lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Bolden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bolden in 1941 was 32, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bolden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bolden 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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