Bonser Family History

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Bonser Name Meaning

English (Nottinghamshire): nickname from Old French bon sire ‘good sir’, given either to a fine gentleman (perhaps ironically), or to someone who made frequent use of this term of address. Compare Bowser.

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

Similar surnames: Bowser, Bonner, Bonney, Border, Cowser, Bossier, Buser, Boser, Boney

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Bonser Family Origin

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Bonser Family Occupations

What did your Bonser ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bonser family was Captain Steamboat. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bonser. The most common Bonser occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Bonser's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Captain Steamboat


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bonser ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bonser Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Bonser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bonser census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bonser. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Bonser. For the veterans among your Bonser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bonser Life Expectancy

What is the average Bonser lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Bonser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Bonser in 1956 was 45, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bonser ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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