Bolin Family History

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Bolin Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements bo ‘farm’ + -lin, suffix of Swedish family names. Czech: from a pet form of the personal names Boleslav or Bolebor.

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

Similar surnames: Bolen, Brolin, Bodin, Solin, Wolin, Tolin, Olin, Bollin, Molin, Jolin

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Bolin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bolin name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Bolin Family Origin

Where is the Bolin family from?

Bolin Family Occupations

What did your Bolin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bolin family was Housekeeper. Clerk, Cotton Twist Winder and General Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bolin. The most common Bolin occupation in the UK was Clerk. 25% of Bolin's were Clerks.

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  • Clerk

  • Cotton Twist Winder

  • General Laborer

  • Housekeeper


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

Bolin Historical Records

What Bolin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Bolin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bolin 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Bolin. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Bolin. For the veterans among your Bolin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bolin Life Expectancy

What is the average Bolin lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bolin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bolin in 1943 was 46, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bolin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bolin 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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