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Boswell Family History

Boswell Name Meaning
Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Beuzeville in Seine Maritime, France, named with Old French Beuze (a personal name probably of Germanic origin) + ville ‘settlement’. The final element has been altered as a result of association with the common place name ending -well ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

850,401 Historical Documents with Boswell on Ancestry.com
192,605 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
24,589 Military Records
7,793 Immigration Records
120,636 Census and Voter Lists
504,778 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Boswell Families

  • Number of Boswell families
     81 - 159
     28 - 80
     1 - 27
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Boswell families
     203 - 403
     68 - 202
     1 - 67
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Boswell families
     35 - 68
     12 - 34
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Boswell Family Origin

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Boswell Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Boswell

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Boswell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Boswell census records

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Boswell Civil War Service Records

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