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Bosse Name Meaning

French (also Bossé): nickname for a hunchback, from Old French bossu ‘hunchbacked’ (a derivative of bosse ‘lump’, ‘hump’). French: metonymic occupational name for a cooper, from bosse ‘barrel’, ‘keg’. South German, Swiss German, and Danish: from a pet form of the personal name Burkhard (see Burkhart). Dutch: variant of Bosch.

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


Similar surnames: Boss, Cosse, Gosse, Busse, Bossen, Bose, Bossie, Basse, Fosse, Bosso

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Bosse Family Origin

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Bosse Family Occupations

What did your Bosse ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bosse family was Cooper. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bosse. The most common Bosse occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Bosse's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Cooper

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bosse ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bosse Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bosse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bosse census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Bosse. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bosse. For the veterans among your Bosse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bosse Life Expectancy

What is the average Bosse lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Bosse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bosse in 1950 was 63, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bosse

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bosse ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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