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Bossard Name Meaning

French and English: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements bos ‘audacious’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’. French: nickname for a hunchback, from Old French bosse ‘hump’, ‘hunched back’ (of unknown origin) + the pejorative suffix -ard. Swiss German: variant of Bosshart.

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


Similar surnames: Gossard, Bosshart, Brossard, Bossart, Bollard, Bovard, Bussard

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Where is the Bossard family from?

You can see how Bossard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bossard family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bossard families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Bossard families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 63% of all the recorded Bossard's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bossard families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bossard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bossard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bossard. 22% of Bossard men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Bossard women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bossard were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    18%
  • Housewife
    18%
  • Saleslady
    15%
  • Stenographer
    15%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Bossard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bossard 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 996 immigration records available for the last name Bossard. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bossard. For the veterans among your Bossard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bossard lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Bossard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Bossard in 1951 was 33, and 80 in 2004.

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