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Bossen Name Meaning

North German: possibly a patronymic from Bosse . Danish: patronymic from the personal name Bo ‘farmer’ (see Boe ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bosse, Boisen, Bissen, Boesen, Fossen, Boden, Rossen, Bosen, Boss

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Where is the Bossen family from?

You can see how Bossen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bossen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bossen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Bossen family living in Missouri. This was 100% of all the recorded Bossen's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Bossen families in 1840.
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What did your Bossen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bossen. 25% of Bossen men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Bossen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bossen were New Worker and Laborer. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Secretary
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bossen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bossen 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 608 immigration records available for the last name Bossen. 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 569 military records available for the last name Bossen. For the veterans among your Bossen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bossen lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bossen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Bossen in 1953 was 50, and 87 in 2004.

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