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Bossier Family History

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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Where is the Bossier family from?

You can see how Bossier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bossier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bossier families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Bossier families living in Louisiana. This was about 92% of all the recorded Bossier's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Bossier families in 1840.
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What did your Bossier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bossier. 28% of Bossier men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Bossier women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bossier were Clerk and Nurse.

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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
    28%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Operator
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Nurse
    50%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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