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Bosse Family History

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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Where is the Bosse family from?

You can see how Bosse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bosse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bosse families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Bosse families living in Ohio. This was about 43% of all the recorded Bosse's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Bosse families in 1840.
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What did your Bosse ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bosse. 16% of Bosse men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Bosse women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bosse were Truck Driver and Housewife.

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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
    16%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Waitress
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

There are 18,000 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 Lists

There are 3,000 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 Cards

There are 8,000 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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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.

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