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Boulter Surname Meaning

English:: occupational name for a bolter or sifter of flour from Middle English bul(e)ter bol(e)ter boulter ‘flour sifter’ (Old French buleteor of ancient Germanic origin). perhaps also an occupational name for a maker of bolts or bars from a Middle English word bolter(e) ‘maker of bars bolts or arrows’. Compare Bolt

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

Similar surnames: Bouler, Bolter, Bolte, Bruster, Boler, Goulder, Poulter, Bolten

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Where is the Boulter family from?

You can see how Boulter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boulter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boulter families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 310 Boulter families living in London. This was about 19% of all the recorded Boulter's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Boulter families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boulter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boulter ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Boulter. 9% of Boulter men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Boulter women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boulter were Incapacitated and 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

  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Builders Labourer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Duties
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Boulter. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Boulter. For the veterans among your Boulter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boulter lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Boulter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Boulter in 1944 was 25, and 76 in 2004.

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