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Bolen Surname Meaning

Swedish (Bolén): ornamental name composed of an unexplained first element (possibly from bo ‘farm’; compare Bolin ) + the adjectival suffix -én a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’. German: variant of Bohlen . English: variant of Bullen . This surname is now rare in Britain. Polish (Boleń) and Czech: from a pet form of the personal name Polish Bolesław Czech Boleslav based on the element bol meaning ‘greater better’ or ‘more’ (from Old Slavic bolъ). Czech: nickname from bolen ‘silver salmon’ typically used to refer to someone noted for agility. Walloon: variant of Bolin .

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

Similar surnames: Boden, Boren, Nolen, Bolin, Bohlen, Molen, Bolten, Dolen, Bolek

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You can see how Bolen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bolen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bolen families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 3 Bolen families living in Lancashire. This was about 30% of all the recorded Bolen's in United Kingdom. Lancashire and 1 other county had the highest population of Bolen families in 1891.
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What did your Bolen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Bolen. 100% of Bolen 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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Bolen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bolen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bolen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Bolen. For the veterans among your Bolen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bolen lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Bolen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bolen in 1941 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

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