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Bolte Family History

Bolte Surname Meaning

German: variant of Boldt . English: variant of Bolt . Slovenian: from a short form of the personal name Boltežar a vernacular form of Baltazar . In North America this surname may also be an altered form of the variant Boljte.

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

Similar surnames: Bolt, Bole, Bolten, Bolle, Bolter, Holte, Boyte, Boltz, Nolte, Botte

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Where is the Bolte family from?

You can see how Bolte families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bolte family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bolte families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 4 Bolte families living in London. This was about 67% of all the recorded Bolte's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Bolte families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bolte surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bolte ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Bolte. 72% of Bolte 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
  • Photographer
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Bolte. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bolte 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bolte. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Bolte. For the veterans among your Bolte ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bolte lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Bolte life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bolte in 1942 was 55, and 81 in 2004.

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