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Bosserman Name Meaning

from Middle High German bosser ‘bowls player’, probably applied as a nickname for a skilled or enthusiastic player. probably a variant of Bassermann, itself a variant of Wassermann (see Wasserman).

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


Similar surnames: Bosselman, Boseman, Wasserman, Bostelman, Ockerman, Bullerman

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Where is the Bosserman family from?

You can see how Bosserman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bosserman family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bosserman families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Bosserman families living in Virginia. This was about 44% of all the recorded Bosserman's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Bosserman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bosserman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bosserman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bosserman. 18% of Bosserman men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Bosserman women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bosserman were Salesman and Housekeeper.

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    17%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Saleslady
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Bosserman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bosserman 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 161 immigration records available for the last name Bosserman. 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 786 military records available for the last name Bosserman. For the veterans among your Bosserman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bosserman lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bosserman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bosserman in 1943 was 43, and 84 in 2004.

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