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Boll Surname Meaning

German (also Böll) and Danish: topographic name from Middle High German boll ‘rounded hill’ or from the Low German field name Boll(e); or a habitational name from any of several places called Boll. Compare Boller . German (also Böll): from the ancient Germanic personal name Baldo (see Bold ). Compare Boell . Swedish: possibly a soldier's name or else an ornamental adoption of 1 or English (Northumberland and Durham): variant of Bull . English (Northumberland and Durham): from Middle English bolle (Old English bolla) ‘drinking bowl cup’ perhaps a metonymic occupational name for someone who made them or a nickname for someone who liked his drink. Compare Bowler . English: rarely if ever from the Middle English personal name Bolle (Old English Bolla from the word in 5 or Old Norse Bolli).7: Scottish: variant of Boyle which Black says was ‘until recently ... pronounced in common speech as Bole’ in Ayrs and Wigtowns.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Boll family from?

You can see how Boll families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boll family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boll families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 49 Boll families living in Devon. This was about 16% of all the recorded Boll's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Boll families in 1891.
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What did your Boll ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Schoolmaster and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Boll. 100% of Boll men worked as a Schoolmaster and 61% of Boll women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Schoolmaster

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Housewife
  • School Teacher
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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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