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Bosselman Name Meaning

habitational name from Bossel near Hagen, Westphalia. Dutch: nickname for someone with bristly hair, from Middle Dutch borstel ‘brush’ (see Borstel).

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


Similar surnames: Bostelman, Wesselman, Bosserman, Esselman, Bokelman, Hasselman

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Where is the Bosselman family from?

You can see how Bosselman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bosselman family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Bosselman families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Bosselman families living in Iowa. This was about 27% of all the recorded Bosselman's in the USA. Iowa and 1 other state had the highest population of Bosselman families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bosselman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bosselman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bosselman. 35% of Bosselman men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Bosselman women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bosselman were Clerk and Clerk.

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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
    35%
  • Salesman
    22%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Shoe Stitcher
    23%
  • Housemaid
    23%
  • Clerk
    23%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bosselman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bosselman 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 218 immigration records available for the last name Bosselman. 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 172 military records available for the last name Bosselman. For the veterans among your Bosselman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bosselman lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Bosselman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bosselman in 1956 was 72, and 74 in 2004.

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