Bosley Family History

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Bosley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Bosley, from the Old English personal name Bosa or Bot + leah ‘woodland clearing’. Americanized spelling of French Beausoleil, especially in New England. Altered spelling of German Bosler.

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


Similar surnames: Boxley, Bodley, Bowley, Mosley, Osley, Batley, Bosler, Godley, Gosney

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Bosley Family Origin

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Bosley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bosley family was Carpenter. The most common Bosley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Bosley's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bosley.

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Bosley Life Expectancy

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