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Boesch Name Meaning

South German (Bösch): from a short form of the personal name Sebastian. North German: variant of Bosch.

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


Similar surnames: Besch, Bosch, Borsch, Baasch, Botsch, Ruesch, Loesch, Gosch, Boch

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Where is the Boesch family from?

You can see how Boesch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boesch family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Boesch families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Boesch families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Boesch's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Boesch families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boesch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boesch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boesch. 20% of Boesch men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Boesch women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boesch were Foreman and Teacher.

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Foreman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
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What Boesch family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Boesch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boesch 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 Boesch. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Boesch. For the veterans among your Boesch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boesch lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Boesch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Boesch in 1951 was 56, and 74 in 2004.

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