Bolger Family History

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Bolger Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a leather worker, from Middle English, Old French boulgier, an agent derivative of Old French boulge ‘leather bag’, ‘wallet’ (Middle English bulge). Irish (South Leinster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bolguidhir ‘descendant of Bolgodhar’, a personal name composed of the elements bolg ‘belly’ + odhar ‘yellow’, ‘sallow’. Perhaps an altered spelling of German Bohlinger or Bolinger.

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


Similar surnames: Bolter, Boger, Belger, Roger, Boller, Booker, Burger, Bolmer, Bogen

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Bolger Family Origin

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Bolger Family Occupations

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  • Boot & Shoe Maker

    6%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • Cooper

    4%
  • Shoemaker

    4%

In 1881, Boot & Shoe Maker, Labourer and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bolger. A less common occupation for the Bolger family was Shoemaker. The most common Bolger occupation in the UK was Boot & Shoe Maker. 6% of Bolger's were Boot & Shoe Makers.

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Bolger Historical Records

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Bolger Life Expectancy

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