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Bosch Family History

Bosch Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: topographic name from Middle Dutch bussch, meaning ‘wood’ rather than ‘bush’, also found in place names, such as ’s Hertogenbosch (Bois-le-Duc). German (Bösch): see Boesch. Catalan: habitational name from a place named with Bosc(h), from Late Latin boscus ‘wood’.

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


Similar surnames: Busch, Bosco, Dosch, Boesch, Tosch, Horch, Hosch, Posch, Losch, Gosch

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Where is the Bosch family from?

You can see how Bosch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bosch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bosch families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Bosch family living in Maine. This was about 50% of all the recorded Bosch's in the USA. Maine and 1 other state had the highest population of Bosch families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bosch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bosch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bosch. 15% of Bosch men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Bosch women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bosch were Mechanic 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
    15%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Mechanic
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Bosch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bosch 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Bosch. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Bosch. For the veterans among your Bosch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bosch lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bosch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Bosch in 1944 was 31, and 77 in 2004.

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