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Bosak Name Meaning

Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname for a poor man or beggar, from Polish bosak ‘barefoot man’, or possibly a metonymic occupational name from bosak ‘boat hook’. Czech and Slovak (Bosák): nickname for a poor person or beggar, from bosý ‘barefoot’.

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


Similar surnames: Bodak, Bobek, Bobak, Kosak, Kosek, Kosik, Kosa, Rusak, Basa, Nowak

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Where is the Bosak family from?

You can see how Bosak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bosak family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Bosak families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 29 Bosak families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 29% of all the recorded Bosak's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bosak families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bosak surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bosak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bosak. 25% of Bosak men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Bosak women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bosak were Salesman and Janitress.

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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

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Miner
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    16%
  • Housework
    16%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Janitress
    16%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bosak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bosak 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 Bosak. 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 902 military records available for the last name Bosak. For the veterans among your Bosak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bosak lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bosak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bosak in 1953 was 50, and 81 in 2004.

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