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Bosley Family History

Bosley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Bosley, from the Old English personal name Bosa or Bot + leah ‘woodland clearing’.Americanized spelling of French Beausoleil, especially in New England.Altered spelling of German Bosler.

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

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1,693 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Bosley Families

  • Number of Bosley families
     57 - 111
     20 - 56
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bosley families
     69 - 135
     24 - 68
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Bosley last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Bosley census records

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Bosley Family Origin

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Bosley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Bosley

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Bosley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Bosley census records

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Bosley Civil War Service Records

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