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Bossart Name Meaning

Swiss German French (northern France and Alsace) and Walloon: variant of Bossard Compare Bozard and Bozarth .

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

Similar surnames: Bossard, Bossert, Bussard, Boshart, Jossart, Bosshart, Bosshard

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Where is the Bossart family from?

You can see how Bossart families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bossart family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bossart families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Bossart families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 88% of all the recorded Bossart's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bossart families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bossart surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bossart ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bossart. 14% of Bossart men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Bossart women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bossart were Machinist and Bookkeeper. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
  • Beautician
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bossart. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bossart 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 661 immigration records available for the last name Bossart. 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 898 military records available for the last name Bossart. For the veterans among your Bossart ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bossart lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Bossart life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bossart in 1961 was 64, and 87 in 2004.

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