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Bossier Name Meaning

French: occupational name for a cooper, from an agent derivative of Old French bosse ‘barrel’. The name is frequent in the southern States; it was probably brought to North America by Huguenots.

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

Similar surnames: Bosse, Rossier, Messier, Bouvier, Lussier, Losier, Hosier, Brasier

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Bossier Family Origin

Where is the Bossier family from?

Bossier Family Occupations

What did your Bossier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bossier family was Keeping House. The most common Bossier occupation in the USA was Laborer. 19% of Bossier's were Laborers. Laborer, At Home and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bossier.

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  • Laborer

  • At Home

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bossier ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bossier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bossier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bossier census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 240 immigration records available for the last name Bossier. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bossier. For the veterans among your Bossier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bossier Life Expectancy

What is the average Bossier lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bossier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Bossier in 1944 was 42, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bossier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bossier ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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