Boll Family History

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Boll Name Meaning

German and Danish: topographic name from Middle High German boll ‘rounded hill’, or a habitational name from any of several places called Boll, named with this word. German (Böll): derivative of the Germanic personal name Baldo (see Bold 4). Swedish: possibly a soldier’s name or else an ornamental adoption of 1 or 2.

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

Similar surnames: Bolle, Ball, Bold, Bell, Bohl, Roll, Soll, Toll, Doll, Noll

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Boll Family Origin

Where is the Boll family from?

Boll Family Occupations

What did your Boll ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Boll occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 25% of Boll's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Boll family was Bricklayer. Coal Miner, Baker and Boot Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boll.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Baker

  • Boot Maker

  • Bricklayer


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

Boll Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Boll. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boll 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Boll. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Boll. For the veterans among your Boll ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boll Life Expectancy

What is the average Boll lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Boll life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Boll in 1941 was 37, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boll

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boll 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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