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Bose Family History

Bose Name Meaning

German and English: from a Germanic personal name, Boso (see Boos). French: probably a variant of Bois. Indian (Bengal) and Bangladeshi: Anglicized form of Basu.

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


Similar surnames: Bos, Boss, Bost, Bosse, Bole, Rose, Boye, Boso, Lose, Boie

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Where is the Bose family from?

You can see how Bose families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bose family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bose families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Bose families living in Ohio. This was about 40% of all the recorded Bose's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Bose families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bose surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bose ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bose. 19% of Bose men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Bose women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bose were Farm Laborer 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

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housework
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Bose. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bose 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Bose. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Bose. For the veterans among your Bose ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bose lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Bose life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Bose in 1950 was 65, and 82 in 2004.

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