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Bosshart Name Meaning

Swiss German and South German: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements bōs ‘bad evil wild angry’ and hard ‘hardy strong brave’ or a derivative of a short form of the personal name Burkhart (see Boss ). Compare Boshart 1 and Buzzard

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


Similar surnames: Bossard, Lockhart, Moothart, Burkhart, Gossard, Bickhart, Bodart

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Where is the Bosshart family from?

You can see how Bosshart families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bosshart family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Bosshart families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Bosshart families living in Kentucky. This was about 25% of all the recorded Bosshart's in USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Bosshart families in 1880.
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What did your Bosshart ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bosshart. 40% of Bosshart men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Bosshart women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bosshart were Salesman and Nurse In Training. .

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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
    40%
  • Laborer
    31%
  • Carpenter
    13%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    40%
  • Saleslady
    20%
  • Instructor
    20%
  • Nurse In Training
    20%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 322 immigration records available for the last name Bosshart. 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 302 military records available for the last name Bosshart. For the veterans among your Bosshart ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bosshart lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Bosshart life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bosshart in 1957 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

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