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Boser Name Meaning

German (also Böser): nickname for a malicious man, from an agent derivative of Middle High German bosen ‘to do evil’.

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


Similar surnames: Koser, Doser, Buser, Noser, Bosler, Moser, Boner, Boger, Boker, Boer

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Where is the Boser family from?

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

What did your Boser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boser. 21% of Boser men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Boser women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boser were Clerk and Farmer.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farm Laborer
    11%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farm Laborer
    14%
  • Maid
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Farmer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Boser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boser 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 545 immigration records available for the last name Boser. 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 798 military records available for the last name Boser. For the veterans among your Boser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boser lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Boser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Boser in 1963 was 78, and 77 in 2004.

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