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Bosco Name Meaning

Italian: topographic name for someone living or working in a wood, from Late Latin boscus ‘shrub’, ‘undergrowth’ (of Gallic or Germanic origin), or a habitational name from a place named with this word. De Felice suggests that in some cases it may have been an occupational name for a woodsman or forester and, by extension, a nickname for a surly or rough person.

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


Similar surnames: Bosch, Cosco, Boso, Bosso, Mosco, Busch, Fusco, Vasco, Ronco, Boock

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Where is the Bosco family from?

You can see how Bosco families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bosco family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Bosco families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Bosco families living in Louisiana. This was about 33% of all the recorded Bosco's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Bosco families in 1880.
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What did your Bosco ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bosco. 20% of Bosco men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Bosco women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bosco were Clerk and Housewife.

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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
    20%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Barber
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    9%
  • Operator
    8%
  • Machine Operator
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bosco. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Bosco. For the veterans among your Bosco ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bosco lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Bosco life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bosco in 1942 was 65, and 77 in 2004.

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